October 20, Sunday
13.09.2019  | President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s Book on Turkmen Alabay Comes Out

During the September 13 extended Cabinet session, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov informed about the publication of his new book on the Turkmen alabay dog. The new book by the head of state, which explores yet another side of the national historical and cultural heritage, is a wonderful gift to his fellow countrymen ahead of Neutrality Day. An enormous amount of research work has been usefully summarized in the new work, which is a welcome addition to the collection of books written by the head of state on what is a source of pride for the Turkmen nation. Historical experience and traditions form a secure foundation for growth and progress, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov notes. Not only does the book ‘Türkmen Alabaýy’ tells about the origins and development of the well-known dog breed, one of the oldest breeds in the world, but also investigates a cultural phenomenon of the Turkmen alabay that takes its rightful place among the national symbols stretching back over the centuries, such as the Akhalteke horse, Turkmen carpet and Turkmen melon. The national treasures have lost none of their importance today, but have become even more meaningful, having absorbed the admiration of many generations, their gratitude to our ancestors for the painstaking work allowing them to leave behind these precious possessions. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s well-directed and vigorous efforts to widely popularize the Turkmen nation’s heritage have facilitated its continued promotion, making it more and more recognizable throughout the world. ‘Türkmen Alabaýy’, which will be a substantial contribution to this extensive work, provides a wealth of fascinating details on the eponymous character of the colorful, richly-illustrated edition, as well as on the role the alabay dog has played in the Turkmen nation’s history, its folklore, literature, arts and philosophy. It was no coincidence that at the suggestion of the Turkmen leader the alabay dog had been chosen the ...

Turkmen state news agency