The ceremony for the "For Services to the Truth" award, founded by the Dialogue Eurasia Platform, together with the Press Council, has been carried out.
The award ceremony was held in the office of Press Council. A piece of literature, authored by the editor in chief of "Adalat" ("Justice") newspaper, writer and journalist Irada Tunchay’s "The road novel," was declared the fifth and submitted for the award for his illumination of the truths of the Turkic world to the public.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Press Council Aflatun Amashov told about the purpose of establishing the award "For Services to the Truth." Chairman of the Board said that the award is established to evaluate the work of those individuals who have spent their years in the journalism and generally in the genre of literature. Those who involved in the contagion of the truths of the Turkish world and in this context, he called Irada Tunchay’s "The road novel", as a result of her wide intellect, her ability to see and feel the events and processes, and to transfer them to the reader in a peculiar manner. Aflatun Amashov called this novel a good example of "travel notes" genre, which is forgotten in our journalism.
Coordinator of Dialogue Eurasia Platform in Azerbaijan Mustafa Saatchi, said that most of the people are being in different places, and meet with the various incidents, but not all of them can pass them to literary form: "This feature is for people who are talented and possess a deep intellect and Irada Tunchay in her novel was able to combine all the qualities, values, required to creative person. "
Further, speaks the member of Azerbaijan National Committee of the Dialogue Eurasia Platform, a member of the Management Board of the Council of Press, editor in chief of "525-ci qəzet» («525th newspaper"), Rashad Majid. He said that the Azerbaijani literature and verbal genre is always needs works like "The road novel."
Then the floor was given to Agil Abbas - the deputy of Milli Majlis, a member of the Management Board of the Council of Press. In his speech he touched on a few points mentioned in the novel, which met Agil Abbas, together with the author of the novel. He expressed his intention to write their travel experiences, but in a slightly different angle.
Finally, spokes Irada Tunchay and stated that "The road novel" is not only the notes of a trip. This novel has a profound moral value and plays an important role in her creative work.
The event caused a large interest and was widely covered by media.
Published on Dialogue Eurasia Platform, 13 June 2012, Wednesday