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Turkologist Semih Tezсan passed away

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Today, a prominent Turkologist, Professor Semih Tezсan died at the age of 75.

Head of the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) Darkhan Kydyrali expresses condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the distinguished scientist.

Semih Tezсan was born in 1942 in Mersin, Turkey. He is a graduate of the Turkic language and literature department of the University of Ankara. His main scientific theme is the ancient Turkic writing, in particular the ancient Uighur script.  In 1964-2008, Tezcan lived in Germany and worked fruitfully. He is the author of many valuable scientific works on Turkic studies. Since his return to Turkey (2008) he taught at the University of Bilkent.


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Саул Менделевич Абрамзон
учёный-этнограф, тюрколог, кандидат исторических наук