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Turkestan hosts the 7th Turkic Congress

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The 7th Turkic Congress has started its work in Turkestan, the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2017.

The scientific event is held at the Khoja Ahmed Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University with the support of Ataturk High Council of Culture, language and history and the Turkish Language Association.

The Congress, held every two years in the city of Turkestan, this year is devoted to the "Endangered Turkic languages."

Opening ceremony of the Congress was opened by the distinguished scientists from the Turkic-speaking countries and Chairman of the Plenipotentiary Council of the Kh.A.Yassawi IKTU Musa Yildiz.


It is planned that the main issues raised at a three-day event will cover research on the endangered languages; the historic Turkic written languages that are not spoken currently; the situation of the Turkic languages and dialects in China; the situation of the Turkic languages in Post-Soviet Era; relations of the Turkic languages with the Arabic language and the main factors that play role in endangering Turkic languages.

The Congress is attended by scholars and aspirants from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and other foreign countries.

It is worth noting that in the spring of this year the International Turkic Academy (TWESCO) with the support of the Kh.A. Yassawi International Kazakh-Turkish University published the four-volume fundamental work on the "Endangered Turkic languages", and presented it in Ankara and Astana.

 


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Ахмет Биржан Ержиласун
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