Speaking at the 8th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States on November 12, 2021, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, “The outstanding representatives of the Turkic peoples are Magtymguly Pyragy, Yunus Emre, Muhammad Fizuli, Abay, Yusuf Balasaguni and Muhammad Ulugh Beg, whose works continue to inspire us to achieve new heights. Facing serious challenges today, we are guided by the historical legacy of the great statesmen and scholars of our fraternal peoples, who bequeathed the imperishable principles of humanism, good neighbourliness and unity.”
Today, the life dictates the need for the in-depth study of the history and culture of the nation, its traditions and customs. The research is based primarily on written monuments. All written monuments represent a collection of various documents and records, which allow in many aspects recreating the palette of the cultural life of the Turkmen people over the centuries. The Turkmen book culture developed in the conditions that were common and close for many peoples of the Central Asian region. Therefore, the study of the monuments of Turkmen book culture reveals a number of materials reflecting the cultural life of the neighbouring nations of Central Asia.