ANKARA

Azerbaijan hosted a traditional horse-mounted competition of Turkic countries in its capital Baku on Tuesday.

Azad Rehimov, Azerbaijan’s sports and youth minister, and Culture Minister Ebulfes Garayev attended the Presidential Cup tournament of chovgan — a game similar to polo — while World Ethnosport Confederation head Bilal Erdogan and Ibrahim Eren, the head of Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), were guests of honor from Turkey.

Erdogan said he was happy to see Azerbaijan working to preserve its traditional sports, adding that the country has successfully hosted many international sports events.

“Today chovgan is not a common game in

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