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Turkology Museum opens in Astana

30 May 2017 [16:09] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Astana has hosted an opening ceremony of the Turkology Museum subordinated to the International Turkic Academy.

Scientists, intellectuals and media representatives from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Mongolia attended the event, reported.

The museum features personal belongings, unpublished diaries and manuscripts of outstanding Turkologists  such as Abduali Kaydar, Abzhan Kurishjanov, Amir Najib, Rabiga Sizdikova and Osman Fikri Sertkaya.

President of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali, addressing the event, said that the International Turkic Academy was established by the heads of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Kyrgyzstan at the summit in 2009 in Nakhchivan. The decision to open academy's library and museum was made during the summit.

Later, the International Turkic Academy held a round table "Turkology and modern problems of Altai researches".

Notably, within the event, well-known turkologist, Professor at American University of Michigan Timur Kocao?lu was awarded the academy's medal for his contribution to the development of the science of turkology. 


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