On October 14, 2021, the Institute of International Relations hosted a presentation ceremony of the book “My White City Ashgabat” by the President of Turkmenistan, which was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkey to Turkmenistan Togan Oral, representatives of the scientific centers and universities of the Republic of Turkey, the teaching staff and students of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and other higher educational institutions of the country as well as representatives of the media of our country attended the presentation ceremony.
During the ceremony, the content, scientific and educational significance of the book presented by the President to the people on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the capital city Ashgabat was discussed.
In his speech Head of the Ankara Crisis and Policy Research Center (ANKASAM) Professor Mehmet Seyfettin Erol emphasized that Ashgabat, being one of the most beautiful cities in the region and the world, is a peace-making and reconciling center. Moreover, he noted that the esteemed President of Turkmenistan, a main architect of the beautiful city of Ashgabat, is a leader who promotes peace and prosperity in the region and beyond.