On October 28, another record worthy of the Guinness Book of Records was set in Turkmenistan – an open-air seminar dedicated to melon growing was held for 500 agronomists near the city under construction in Akhal velayat.
To discuss the preparations for the event, the “adviser on the organization of World Records” Aydin Turkgudzhi arrived in Ashgabat , who on the eve of this event met with ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , telling him that the inclusion of Turkmen objects in the Guinness Book of Records contributes to “increasing the international authority of Turkmenistan.”
As Eurasianet found out, having contacted the press service of the Guinness Book of Records, Turkgudzhi is not an employee of the organization.
“No one from the Guinness Book of Records was present at this event. Mr. Turkgudzhi is not a representative of the organization, we contacted him to correct the reports published in the media,” Eurasianet quoted the organization’s spokesman as saying.
The achievement itself has so far only been nominated for inclusion in the Book.
“My team and I took photos and videos of how we planted vineyard seedlings today, and now we will transfer all these materials to the World Records Organization, after which the question of whether this event will be included in the Guinness Book of Records will be decided,” said Aydin Turkguci after the event.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan