TRT Turk dedicates first two series of new program to Azerbaijan

  06 February 2014    Read: 290
TRT Turk dedicates first two series of new program to Azerbaijan
Turkish TRT Turk channel has dedicated the first two of its new “Muslims in the Caucasus” series to Azerbaijan.

The documentary sheds light on how Azerbaijani people embraced Islam, its role in the Azerbaijani history and culture.

The series highlight Azerbaijan’s historical monuments, like Shamakhi Juma Mosque, one of the first mosques in the Caucasus, which had repeatedly been set to fire by Armenians and was reconstructed on President Ilham Aliyev’s initiative last May, and Shirvanshahlar Palace.

The film also mentions the great Azerbaijani thinker Seyid Yahya Shirvani Bakuvi whose anniversary was marked by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation last year.

The series feature interviews with chairman of State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Elshad Iskandarov, theologian Agil Shirinov and researcher Mehmet Rihtim.

The documentary was made by famous Turkish journalist Cem Oguz

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