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Library of the Turkic academy was filled with books of Bashkir scientist Zeki Velidi Togan

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Today, at the Library of the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) a transfer ceremony of a private book fund of the famous turkologist-orientalist, a great son of Bashkir people Zeki Velidi Togan was held.

Historians, literary scholars and turkologists, intellectuals from the USA, Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Mongolia participated in the event organized within the framework of the 2nd Forum of Social Sciences “The Great Steppe”, which will be held in Astana,  on May 26th.

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Head of the Academy Darkhan Kydyrali hosting the event emphasized the importance of service and works of Bashkir prominent figure Zeki Velidi Togan. At the same time, he expressed his gratitude to the well-known scientist of Turkey, Zeki Velidi Togan’s daughter Esenbike Togan, who transferred to the library scholar’s valuable manuscripts along with his book fund.

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It should be noted that earlier TWESCO’s Turkic Library fund was enlarged by rich book funds of Hungarian turkologist Istvan Mandoki Kongur, famous Kazakhstani scientists Abduali Kaidar, Alzhan Kuryshzhanuly and Rabiga Syzdykova.


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