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22.12.2016

Next Seminar of “TURKOLOGY” was held

On December 15, 2016 the next seminar of the journal of “Turkology” was held at the Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences (NASA). Many scholars, such as, the Director of the Institute of Linguistics of NASA – Prof. Dr, Mohsun Naghisoylu, Professor of the department of Turkology at Baku State University – Elbrus Azizov, the head of the Institute of Linguistics of NASA – Aygul Hajiyeva, the collaborators of the Institute, such as, Kamila Veliyeva, Sayaly Sadigova, Sevinj Aliyeva, Ismail Mammadli, the head of the depertment of Philology of Turkic and foreign countries at Baku Eurasian University – Elmira Mammadova, the collaborator of the Institute of NASA – Zaur Hassanov, the Executive Secretary of the Journal of “Turkology” – Elchin Ibrahimov and others took part in the seminar.


At the same time, the students of SABAH groups of many Universities, such as, Baku State University, Qafgaz University, Khazar University, Odlar Yurdu University and Baku Eurasian University also joined the seminar.
In this seminar the book “From the Beginning to the 20th Century – History of the Turkish Language” written by the distinguished scholar from Turkey – Ahmet Bijan Erjilasun was discussed and analysed.
The seminar was moderated by Prof. Elbrus Azizov. First of all, the Executive Secretary of “Turkology” – Elchin Ibrahimov greeted everybody and expressed his pleasure from this meeting. He mentioned “that the aim of the seminar is to discuss the achievements and problems of Turkology with distinguished turkologists, to give young turkologists a chance to get acquainted with the living legends of Turkology, to create ties with other fields of science and to improve all the possible ways of it.”
Then the Director of the Institute of Linguistics of NASA – Prof. Dr. Mohsun Naghisoylu gave a speech. Speaking about history and today’s situation of the journal of “Turkology”, he said “that after the Decision by the Presidium of NASA the journal widened its contents, as well as, many well-known specialists from many foreign countries specialized in different fields, such as, in Linguistics, Literature Studies, History, Folklore Studies, etc. were included into the list of the International Advisors of the Journal.

M.Naghisoylu highlighted: “I have been to a number of foreign countries and taken part in many conferences. During these periods, we both propagated “Turkology” ourselves everywhere and heard very many warm words about our journal in these countries. Due to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal – academician Kamal Abdulla the journal managed to organize such a high-leveled seminar. Because after acad. Kamal Abdulla was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, many remarkable changes were made both in its rubrics and in the papers published in it. And today we are already quite able to openly see it in the three published issues of the Journal. The theme of today’s seminar is devoted to the most actual problem and to the discussion of the most valuable book, which has opened new pages in Turkology. I think, this seminar will show its contribution to the development of Turkology.”


Then the seminar continued its work with the report on the book From the Beginning to the 20th Century – History of the Turkish Language” made by Prof. Elbrus Azizov. In his report Prof. Elbrus Azizov gave full information about the book to the participants of the seminar and spoke about the Introductory part of the book and its chapters, such as, “The Place of Turkic Languages Among the World Languages”, ”The Theory of Altaic Languages”, “The Theory of Big Language Families” and so on. In his further report on the book Prof. Elbrus Azizov spoke about the classification of world languages, about the most ancient native lands and Shumer-Turkic connections , about their previous ancient traditions, about historical connections of Saks with Turks, about the epos “Alp-Ər Tonga”, Asian Huns, “Oghuz-Kaghan Epos”, “Asian Huns and Turkic language ties”, about Turks living in Turkey, Afghanistan and India, European Huns, Gokhturks, Gokhturks and Turkish, about Orkhon-Yenisey stone scripts, about Uyghur alphabet, Karahanids and so on.
At the end of the seminar he replied all the questions given by the seminar participants and students.

O
ur periodical will firmly continue the scientific and cultural traditions of the journal “Soviet turkology” which once enjoyed a wide popularity with the territory of former Soviet Union and international arena as well. In different times this journal was headed by distinguished scientists, such as, M. Shiraliyev, E.R.Tenishev, A.Akhundov and T.Hajiyev who did their best for it. Today by the requirements of globalization epoch the scientific space of the journal needs to be expanded furthermore. And it can’t be limited within the frame of the materials referring only Turkological linguistics and folklore. Besides Turkological linguistics, its readers are eager to see in it materials on ethnography, philosophy, history, literature, culture studies as well.

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