The Next Seminar Devoted to Academician Aghamusa Akhundov
With the organizational support of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (NASA) and Institute of Linguistics named after Nasimi on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of birth of Academician Aghamusa Akhundov the next seminar was held. On the initiative of the Editor-in Chief of “Turkology” Journal Academician Kamal Abdullayev the world’s most authoritative turkologists took part in the seminar which took place within the framework of the International Conference on “Aghamusa Akhundov and Azerbaijani Philology”.
Many guests from different parts of the world, such as, the head of the Department of the Turkish language and Literature of Istanbul University – Osman Fikri Sertkaya, Professor Ayshegul Sertkaya, Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan – Erden Kajibekov, Director of the Center of Turkic World Investigations of Ege University – Fikret Turkmen, Professors of Bilkent University – Prof.Rasim Ozyurek and Prof. Hamza Zulfukar, Professor of Ein-Shems University of Egypt – Muhammed Haridy, the academic-secretary of the Humanitarian Department of the NASA – Teymur Kerimli, director of the Institute of Linguistics – Mohsun Naghisoylu, the head of the Department of Turkic languages in the institute of Linguistics – Aygul Hajiyeva, Professors of Baku State University – Prof. Ramiz Asker and Prof. Jalil Naghiyev, the Executive secretary of “Turkology” Journal – Elchin Ibrahimov and others took part in this seminar.
Many “SABAH” group students from different Universities, such as, from Baku State University, Engineering University, Khazar University and Odlar Yurdu University also joined the seminar.
First of all, Editor-in-Chief of “Turkology” Journal, Academician Kamal Abdulla spoke about the scientific activity of the distinguished scholar of Azerbaijani Linguistics Academician Aghamusa Akhundov and noted that he was the first to begin the propaganda of the Azerbaijani language and Literature abroad.
Then he spoke about the past history and present day situation of “Turkology” Journal. He mentioned that Academician Akhundov had been the head of this Journal for many years and now much is going to be done to realize his idea. K.Abdullayev mentioned that according to the Decision by the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, articles concerning not only Linguistics, but also other fields, such as, Philosophy, Literature, History, Folklore, Mythology, etc. are published in this Journal. The contents of the Journal was expanded, as well as, different linguists, men of literature, historians and specialists of many other fields of sciences were included into the list of the international advisors of the Journal.
Afterwards Kamal Abdullayev mentioned that the main aim of the seminar is to discuss different achievements and problems of Linguistics together with the distinguished members of the worldwide turkologists, to acquaint young turkologists with the living legends of this field and to help Turkology to improve and have close relationships with other branches of science.
At the end of his speech academician Kamal Abdullayev expressed his gratitude to the organizers and participants of this seminar for their deep respect to the memory of the distinguished scholar A. Akhundov.
Then Many the head of the Department of the Turkish language and Literature of Istanbul University – Osman Fikri Sertkaya, and Professor of Ege University – Fikret Turkmen spoke about their own memories of Academician Aghamusa Akhundov, mentioned the importance of this seminar for the future turkologists and highly appreciated it.
Other guests, such as, Director of the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan – Erden Kajibekov, Professor of Hacettepe University – Prof. Shukru Haluk Akalyn, Professors of Bilkent University – Prof.Rasim Ozyurek and Prof. Hamza Zulfukar, Professor from Egypt – Prof. Muhammed Haridy, etc. also gave speeches on the life and activity of the well-known scholar Aghamusa Akhundov.