The traditional “best of the year” “THE FIRST” awards were given to their owners in Azerbaycan in its third organization.
Turkey’s Ambassador Hulisi Kılıç, parliamentarian Ganira Paşayeva, famous TV showman Beyazıt Öztürk,serial actors Erkan Petekkaya, and Serenay Sarıkaya, poet Dr. Mustafa Kurt, The President of the Association of European Journalists Adnan Fişenk, Choreographer Uğurkan Erez, Fashion Designer Erol Albayrak, Singer Soner Sarıkabadayı, T.R.T Artists Nursaç Doğanışık, Mehmet Özkaya, Azerbaijani TV managers, businessmen, artists and composers participated the award ceremony held in Batu Palace.
Something first happened in this year’s award ceremony ; Dr. Mustafa Kurt was the only poet from the world of literature who was awarded with a prize. After receiving his prize, Dr. Mustafa Kurt read his poem “Can Azarbaycan” and was listened with great interest and he received great applause from the paticipants of the ceremony.
Within the entertainment programs,Beyazıt Öztürk received the prize of best male actor of the year, Erkan Petekkaya received the prize of best pop star of the year, Soner Sarıkabadayı became best pop star of the year, Serenay Sarıkaya received the best actress award, Erol Albayrak became the best designer, Uğurkan Erez received the best choreographer award, Nursaç Doğanışık and Mehmet Özkaya were awarded with best artists of the year.
The President of the Association of European Journalists Adnan Fişenk with The Manager of Goldencast Agency Tülin Ürker were awarded for their supports to the organisation and efforts in developing the Turkish-Azerbaijani friendship. The President of the Association of European Journalists Adnan Fişenk stated in his speech that by the help of Nongovernmental organisations’ support and contributions to this and smilar organisations, cohesion between countries and people can be achieved and so that peace and brotherhood can be achieved as a result of social, cultural, economic sharing.
Beyazıt Öztürk and Erkan Petekkaya sang the Azeri song “Benim balam kime neyler” after receiving their awards
During the ceremony Azeri guests showed great interest in Turkish artists it was also recognized.that they paid a lot of effort to take photograps with Turkish artists.
The actor Erkan Petekkaya in his statement to the press, expressed that the friendship between Azerbaijan and Turkey is based on love, friendship and honor, he hopes that this love between the two countries’ children will be beter in future.
At the end of the night, TRT artist Nursaç Doğanışık sang Azeri songs