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The Presentation of the Journal “Turkology” Was Held in Kazakhstan

Elchin Ibrahimov spoke about the journal “Turkology” and the actual problems of Turkology in the Turkic world at Ahmad Yasavi University of Kazakhstan

Dr. Elchin Ibrahimov, head of the Turkic Languages Department of the Institute of Linguistics named after Nasimi of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, the executive secretary of the journal “Turkology”, held the presentation of the journal and gave a seminar entitled “Actual Problems of Turkology in the Turkic world” at Ahmad Yasavi University Kazakhstan.
Organized within the framework of “Conferences of the Institute of Turkological Researches” this event took place on April 5, 2019 in the Conference hall of the Central Library.
Dr. Pusat Pilten – vice Rector of Ahmad Yasavi University, associate-professor, Dr. Sardan Dagistan - director of the center of Turkological Researches associate- professor, as well as, the editorial- staff of the journal “Turkology” published in Ahmad Yasavi University, many scholars, young researchers, students and guests took part in the seminar.

In his speech Elchin Ibrahimov firstly mentioned that “Acad. Kamal Abdullayev was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Turkology”. Just then serious changes began to happen in the work of the journal. On the basis of acad. K. Abdullayev’s ideas, great success was achieved within a short period of time and it also got several international index. He also mentioned that” “Turkology” covers not only Linguistics, but also some other fields of science, such as Art, Mythology, Classical heritage, Literature and Folklore, Philosophy and History etc. Many articles from different countries of the world are published in this journal, too.
The young scholar also highlighted the problem of Alphabet as one of the main problems for the Turkic world and Turkology. He said: “of course, one of the main factors defining the existence of any people is alphabet. It is not only a system of sing from Linguistic aspect. Alongwith different religions, many different political and social events also play a great role in it. Alphabet problem in the Turkic world has been remaining up to now since the end of the XIX century.

Many problems of the past have already been lift behind with the independence, the Turkic Republics gained. Solving the problem of common Alphabet will also help the formation of common language (common Turkic) in the future. It is impossible to form a common language without common Alphabet:
Ansevering the participants’ questions at the and there Elchin Ibrahimov made a present of some issues of “Turkology” to the library of the Center of Turkologcal Researches.
At the and of the event Vici-Rector of the University Dr. Pusat Pilten presented a Certificate of Crittenden to Dr. Elchin Ibrahimov on behalf of the Rector of Ahmad Yasavi University and wearing the National Cazakh costume – Chapany took photos with the participants.

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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