Monday, 28 November 2022
56. Konya Ashiks' Day

56. Konya Ashiks' Day

Hosted by Karatay Municipality this year with the theme of "loyalty to Aşık Veysel", the 56. Konya Ashiks' Day has ended.
The 56th Anniversary Fair was hosted by Karatay Municipality for four years. The final program of Konya Ashiks' Day was held at Karatay Youth Center with the participation of 37 ashiks and folk poets and citizens from 4 countries and 24 cities.

The program continued with a short theatrical performance about Aşık Veysel after the documentary about Aşık Veysel's life. A total of 37 folk poets from Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as well as 24 different provinces of Turkey participated in the program; showed skills in "atışma" (a kind of competition of words), folk songs, "koçaklama" (heroic poems) and "güzelleme" (praised poems).

The program was attended by AKP Konya Deputy Ahmet Sorgun, Karatay Mayor Hasan Kılca, Konya Provincial Police Director Engin Dinç, Provincial Culture and Tourism Director Abdüssettar Yarar, Konya Regional Director of Manuscripts Bekir Şahin, AKP Karatay District President Mehmet Genç, Aşık Veysel's grandson Nazender Süzer Gökçe, poet and writer Feyzi Halıcı's wife Bahar Halıcı and Konya residents.