The exhibitions from Uzbekistan, which had been in the works before the pandemic put a stop to most cultural exchanges, finally opened in France to much acclaim.
"The Turkic world is stronger today than yesterday," says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after receiving the honour.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tells the Turkic summit that it has become "much more critical" for member states to strengthen cooperation, and solidarity in all fields amid a sensitive period.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has "a great reputation and influence" not only in Türkiye, but in the entire Muslim world, said Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Türkiye has defeated Angola 4-1 in a dominant second-half display during the final of the Amputee Football World Cup in Istanbul.
Recent border clashes killed nearly 100 people from the two neighbouring Central Asian states, signalling their friction could destabilise the entire region.
"I want people to experience Istanbul the way I do, as a city of dreams," says Uzbek painter Mahsuma Tastanova, who embraced the walls of the city’s Kadirga district as her canvas.
Kyrgyzstan reports 36 deaths while Tajikistan reports 35 deaths from earlier fighting between the former Soviet republics over a border dispute.
"Our relations with these countries will be moved to a much different position with this step," says Turkish President Erdogan, in reference to members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
"Twenty-four bodies have been brought into the health establishments in the Batken region," says Kyrgyz Health Ministry, adding clashes wounded 87 others. Tajikistan has not released details of its casualties.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with his Russian counterpart on sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan.
Clashes at the borders of the two Central Asian neighbours have left several people dead and dozens injured.
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