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Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation lambasts culturcide of statue of Azerbaijani poetess in France

16 February 2024 [12:57] - TODAY.AZ

The Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation has made a statement regarding the act of vandalism committed against the statue of the well-known Azerbaijani poetess Khurshudbanu Natavan in France, Azernews reports, citing Trend.

"The Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation strongly condemns the immoral action against the statue of the well-known Azerbaijani poetess Khurshudbanu Natavan in France and considers this an act of vandalism committed against the ancient and rich Turkic cultural heritage.

The Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation demands that such actions be prevented and that no efforts be spared in preserving Turkic cultural heritage around the world," the statement reads.

Meanwhile, in May 2015, a Charter of Friendship and Cooperation was signed in Ismayilli between the city of Ismayilli of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the city of Évian-les-Bains of the French Republic. The purpose of signing the charter at the time was to develop friendly relations between the two cities and contribute to bilateral relations in the fields of culture, tourism, and economy. Substantial steps were taken in this regard, including reciprocal visits.

As a continuation of the cooperation, the opening ceremonies of the Azerbaijani Garden, the Friendship Spring in a park, and the statue of prominent Azerbaijani poet Khurshudbanu Natavan were held in the city of Évian in 2017. However, the statue of Khurshidbanu Natavan was vandalised in December 2023.

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