“From Ötüken to Istanbul, 1290 Years of Turkish (720-2010) Symposium”, which is one of the large scale meetings in the field of Turkish Language and Culture, will be held at Fatih Ali Emiri Efendi Culture Center on December 3rd - 4th, 2010 and also to be held at the Yıldız Technical University Auditorium on December 5th, 2010.
In addition, many scholars from various countries will be attending this historical development of Turkish language which is to be discussed at the symposium, which is organized by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Directorate of Culture.
Lead its field…
The studies made on “Old Turkish Inscriptions in Mongolia” by this time have predominantly been based on either history or archeology or linguistics.
At this meeting, Chinese, South Korean and Japanese historians experts and who reviewed the Chinese sources for the period of the old Turkish Khanates, - Old Persian language specialists from Japan and England for the period of Turkish and Uighur Khanates – Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uigur, Russian, German, and Czech specialists who studied on the old Turkish language and archeology - specialists who studied on Hun- Mongolian history and their languages and investigate their relations with ancient Turks, will come together for the first time.
Both Turkish history and the history of people of the neighboring such as Iran and China, and documents related to the Turks survived until today, and subjects of the inscriptions written in old Turkish letters will be discussed in details at the symposium.
In addition, the translation of the inscriptions written on papers and stones found in Mongolia, Kyrgyzstan, Yenisey, Miran-Turfan regions and the texts with the pictures written in old Turkish script which were prepared with the support of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will be presented during the meeting.
Both the adventure of Turkish Language and the journey of Turks from Ötüken to Istanbul will be emphasized at the symposium by the participants. Also to be mentioned is the relationship of Istanbul and Ötüken which began in 732, and the delegates who came from Ötüken to Istanbul for funeral of Turkish Prince Kul Tegin in 732.
The participants and their countries
Turkey: Hatice Şirin, Erhan Aydın, Cengiz Alyılmaz, Osman Mert, Mehmet Ölmez, Ahmet Taşağıl, Osman F. Sertkaya, Mustafa Sinan Kaçalin, Ayşe Melek Özyetgin, Şükrü Haluk Akalın.
Japan: Yoshida Yutaka, Takashi Osawa, Tosio Hayasi, Aydar Mirkamal.
China: Erkin Arız, Xin Luo, Zhang Tieshan, Erkin Awgalı.
East Turkistan (Urumqi): Abdubesir Şüküri, Arslan Abdullah.
South Korea: Yong-Song Li, Jaehun Jeong.
Germany: Claus Schönig, Peter Zieme, Jens Wilkens, İrina Nevskaya, Marcel Erdal.
USA: Sören Stark, A. Vovin.
Russia: D. Nasilov, L. Tuguşeva, Larisa Tıbıkova, İgor Kormuşin.
Kazakhstan: Ayman Dosımbayeva, S. Harcavbayev.
Kyrgyzstan: Nurdun Useyev, Risbek Alimov, Kadırali Konkobayev.
Mongolia: Ts. Battulga, L. Bold.
Uzbekistan: Gaybullah Babayar, M. İshaqov.
France: Etienne de la Vaissiere.
Finland: Volker Rybatzki.
United Kingdom: N. Sims-Williams.
Hungary: M. Dobrovits
Czech Republic: Lucie Şmahelova.
Cyprus: Marcel Erdal
About the Program:
The program will begin with the opening statements at Fatih Ali Emiri Efendi Culture Center on December 3rd, 2010 at 09:30 A.M. and three sessions will be held until 06:00 P.M.
The program will begin at 09:00 A.M. in the second day and the four sessions will be held until 06:30 P.M.
The program will begin at the Yıldız Technical University Auditorium on the third day (December 5th, 2010.) and the four sessions will be held until 06:30 P.M.