The historical city of Khiva in Uzbekistan is named the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2020. This decision was adopted unanimously at the 37th meeting of the TURKSOY Permanent Council in Osh Saturday.
The Deputy Minister of Culture of Uzbekistan Kamola Akilova noted that the ancient city of Khiva is one of the gems of modern Uzbekistan, having fully preserved its historical appearance. Once it was the capital of the Khorezm Khanate. Most of the city now resembles an open-air museum. And at the center of this museum is the Ichan-Kala fortress, an ancient complex included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.