Kazakh and Turkish experts discussed online issues of civilization and religion


On November 29, in the format of a video conference ZOOM, a round table was held on the topic: «The world of civilizations and role of religions». The meeting was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Turkey and N.Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Turkey Abzal Saparbekuly, President of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali, Head of the Institute for Analysis of the Religious Situation and Religious Studies of N. Nazarbayev Center for Development of Interfaith and Intercivilization Dialogue Yerzhan Baibol, Chairman of the Turkey-Kazakhstan Friendship Association Jesurkhan Tash, Professor of the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after Khoja Ahmed Yassavi Dosay Kenzhetai, regional preacher of the Turkish Religious Affairs Department Salim Nursachan, leading researcher at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Madina Bektenova and adviser on religious issues at the Turkish Embassy in Kazakhstan Neshet Bodur.

The experts discussed the problems of the development of human civilization and world religions, issues of religion, alienation of cultures and societies from each other. The chairman of the Turkey-Kazakhstan friendship association, Jesurkhan Tash, noted that about 140 different ethnic and 17 confessional groups live in a country like Kazakhstan.

Religious tolerance and mutual understanding in the country are of high importance. Such tolerance in religion is the guarantor of peace, prosperity and stability of economic development. The discussed issues aroused a noticeable interest of the round table participants.

In total, about 40 people took part in the event. The round table, due to the ZOOM split-screen, made it possible to erase the borders between countries, made it possible to easily moderate the discussion and conduct a constructive dialogue.