IV. Eurasian Literature Festival LiFFt-2019 Organized by the International Humanitarian Fund of the Eurasian Nations and the Russian Federation was held in Baku. Turkish Poet Tugrul Tanyol won the gold medal on behalf of Turkey.
The co-organizers of the project were Haydar Aliyev Foundation which is the partner of Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture, Word project of Ministry of Culture and Baku Book Center.
This year's festival was dedicated to the 2019 Year of the Indigenous Peoples Program announced by the United Nations and the 650th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nesimi.
The aim of the festival was to strengthen the creativity and friendship of writers and readers in Eurasia and to create a united Eurasian literary space.
Svetlana Konstantinova, President of the Eurasian National Assembly thanked President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva for the high level organization of the 4th Eurasian Literature Festival LiFFt-2019.
Tugrul Tanyol who has invited poets from Turkey was rewarded with a gold medal. As a poet from Turkey received the award, next year the festival will be held in Turkey.
In his speech, the poet Tuğrul Tanyol addressed Azerbaijani poets who preferred to write poetry in Russian, not Turkish, "to write their mother language in Turkish which is a great language.
The poet, who will be awarded a gold medal at the festival is chosen by an international jury of members of the Assembly of the Eurasian Nations.