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Nomadic heritage centre to open in Kyrgyzstan

Nomadic heritage centre to open in Kyrgyzstan
Traditional Kyrgyz yurts on the shore of Song Kol Lake (Image: Paul Munhoven under a CC licence)

11 September 2015

A nomadic civilisation centre is set to open in Kyrgyzstan, in a joint project by the governments of Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

According to the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the foreign ministers of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States signed an agreement on the creation of such a centre earlier today in Astana.

The centre will conduct research into nomadic civilisations and develop initiatives aimed at promoting their heritage, while a museum will also be established within the centre.

In addition, it is planned that the centre will hold seminars and conferences on nomadic heritage, as well as a Turkic nomadic games sports event.

Source: AKIpress