The Turkic Academy commemorated the famous Hungarian scientist Mandoki


Today, in the city of Almaty, the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) held events in memory of Istvan Kongur Mandoki, a Hungarian outstanding Turkologist.

The delegation consisting of the head of the Academy Darkhan Kydyrali, scholar’s wife Onaisha Maksumkyzy who arrived from Hungary, a member of the Council of Elders of the Turkic Council Adil Akhmetov, Consul General of Hungary in Almaty Ferenc Blaumann, Professor of the Manas Kyrgyz-Turkish University Kadyrali Konkabayev and Director of the A.Baitursynov Institute of Linguistics first of all has visited the school No.154 named after I.K.Mandoki. 

At the event with the participation of teachers and pupils of the school, D.Kydyrali and scholar’s contemporaries, who are familiar with works of the scientist, spoke about Mandoki’s life and his great contribution to the Turkology. In addition, they visited a Museum of Mandoki located at the school.

At the end of the meeting D. Kydyrali presented a number of books prepared by the Academy to the library fund of the school.

In addition, TWESCO gathered well-known turkologists and I.K. Mandoki's colleagues and students and invited them to the restaurant for a special dinner. After the dinner in memory of the scholar who died 25 years ago, participants went to Mandoki's grave in Kensay and laid flowers on it.

It is worth noting that Istvan Kongur Mandoki was born in the city of Karcag, Hungary in 1944. He is a famous Turkologist and Kipchak researcher, who studied the ancient history of Hungarians and Cumans, the Turkic-Madyar connections. A scientist who made a significant contribution to Turkic studies could speak thirty languages. The bones of a scientist who died in Daghestan in 1992 were buried in the Kensay cemetery in Almaty.


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