International Social Sciences Congress : Turkestan Forum III congress themed "The Future, Opportunities and Threats of the Turkic World in the Globalization Process"was held by Ahmet Yesevi University Faculty of Social Sciences.
The opening ceremony of the International Congress of Social Sciences: Turkestan Forum III congress was held by Ahmet Yesevi University Social Sciences Faculty in Turkestan on the occasıon of of the 2017 Turkic World Culture Capital Conference on "The Future, Opportunities and Threats of the Turkic World in the Globalization Process".The opening ceremony of the congress held at the Turkistan Campus Cultural Center on April 26, 2017 was attended by the Rector of Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University. Dr. Sebahattin Balcı and Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Öğüt. Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Günal ,Deputy Chairman of the Nationalist Movement Party Turkic World and International Relations and deputy of Antalya ,Dr. Musa Yıldız, President of the Board of Trustees Ahmet Yesevi University, Dr. Mehmet Emin Arat Rector of Marmara University, Mürsel Turbay, Chairman of BEM-BİR-SEN, Dr. Valihan Abdibekov Rector of Ahmet Yesevi University, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kutalmış Deputy Rector and numerous academicians, as well as invited guests the congress in the opening speech Deputy Governor of the State of South Kazakhstan. Dr. Janseyit Tuymebaev's greeting message was conveyed by Gani Risbekov,Vice Governor of Turkestan. Speaking after the message of the governor's congratulatory address, Executive DeputyChairman of the Nationalist Movement Party Turkic World and International Relations and deputy of Antalya Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Günal expressed his honor of being in the historical Motherland and being in peace of Yesevi. Günal stated that this congress, which was organized, will take very important decisions and stated the Turkic World will provide us a vision for the future and will make an important contribution to the necessity of Turkic-Islamic civilization. Dr. Musa Yildiz President of the Board of Trustees of Ahmet Yesevi University reported: , "The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev proposed our university as a joint university of the Turkic World at the summit of Turkic World Leaders , and the leaders` agreement has given us a great responsibility. Ahmet Yesevi University with all its team is making great efforts to serve for the future of the Turkic World in the awareness of this responsibility . The fact that Turkestan is the cultural capital of the Turkic world and the identification of Yesevi with the city of our university has furthered this responsibility. "After delivering a speech Prof.Dr. Musa Yildiz presented a gift wearing Kazakh traditional clothes chapans to Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Günal, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Arat and Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Balcı to due to their participation . Dr.Valihan Abdibekov Rector of Ahmet Yesevi University, in his congratulation message expressed his considerations that the congress will make a great contribution to the unity and co-existence of the Turkic World .In honour of Hoca Ahmet Yesevi's 850th year birth in 2016 that was declared by UNESCO as Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Year, Professor Dr. Abdibekov presented Dr. Mehmet Günal, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Arat and Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Balcı a gold medal . Approximately 100 scientists from USA, UK, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and other countries participated in the congress, which was ending on 28 April 2017.