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Turkic Academy held a scientific and practical seminar on "Issues of spiritual revival: Turkic dictionaries and linguistics researches" in Astana.

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Today, in the city of Astana the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) held a scientific and practical seminar on "Issues of spiritual revival: Turkic dictionaries and linguistics researches" within the framework of the International Eurasian Book Fair – 2017.

Well-known turkologists, linguists, state and public figures, heads and representatives of diplomatic missions took part in the event moderated by the head of the Academy Darkhan Kydyrali.


The first report on the seminar was made on the topic “The value of linguistics researches of the academician Abduali Kaidar” by a member of the Council of Elders of the Turkic Council, Professor Adil Akhmetov. He spoke about the life and works of the outstanding academician, and stressed the importance of his scientific works to the Turkology. He also told about research and promotion activity of the Turkic Academy on the heritage of A.Kaidar.

The next turkologist scientist Azhibay Kerimuly reported on "Findings of famous turkologist Amir Nacip during preparation of Turkic dictionary". It should be noted that, A.Kerimuly is a scientific editor of A.Nacip’s four-volume work "Historical-comparative Dictionary of Turkic languages of 14th century. On the basis of "Khusrau and Shyryn" of Kutyp", published by the TWESCO.

Then the director of the A.Baitursynov Institute of Linguistics, Professor Erden Kazhybek shared his views on "Common Latin alphabet is a symbol of spiritual freedom". He said that the transition to the Latin alphabet will bring closer brotherly peoples, and will give an opportunity to easily read each other's literature. Moreover, famous philologist professor Alimkhan Zhunisbek talked about "The issues of modernization of the Latin alphabet", where he widely spoke about today's problems and mechanisms of transition to the Latin alphabet.

The participants of the seminar discussed the role of linguistics researches in cooperation of the Turkic world.

At the same time, during the seminar presentation of scientific books prepared by the TWESCO was held. In particular, the Academy presented "Historical-comparative Dictionary of Turkic languages of 14th century. On the basis of "Khusrau and Shyryn" of Kutyp" of the famous turkologist Amir Nacip, “Development of the vocabulary of Uighur language (issue of language relations)” of famous academician Abduali Kaidar, "Ancient Turkic monuments" of a prominent statesman and public figure Myrzatai Zholdasbekov, as well as Professor Alimkhan Zhunusbek’s monograph on "Turkic common Latin alphabet". These works are dedicated to historians, literary scholars, turkologists, as well as to all book lovers.


After all, head of the Academy awarded a number of persons for “Merits in Turkology and for the great contribution to the cooperation of the Turkic world. Turkologists Erden Kazhybek, Alimkhan Zhunisbek and Azhibay Kerimuly received TWESCO’s Letters of gratitude.


It should be noted that, books and other publications presented today will be exposed at the Eurasian Book Fair – 2017, until June 18th.


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Рашид Абдуллович Аганин
Түркітанушы-лингвист, филология ғылымдарының кандидаты.