Azerbaijani scientists spoke at the conference on the common Turkish alphabet
Oct 30, 2023 | 01:10

The site reports with reference to the site that at Al Farabi University located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with the support of the Secretariat of the Organization of Turkic States (TDT), the Turkish Language Research Society and the Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History. The conference of the Commission on the Common Alphabet of the Turkic World Academy was held on the theme "Integrative role of the Common Turkish Alphabet: Scientific and Social Aspects".

Member of the Milli Majlis from Azerbaijan, head of the Atatürk Center in Baku, academician Nizami Jafarov and general director of the Institute of Linguistics named after Nasimi of ANAS, professor Nadir Mammadli took part in the international event.

At the conference, the president of the International Turkish Academy, academician Shahin Mustafayev, noted in his introductory speech that the issue of transition to the use of the common alphabet based on the Latin alphabet of the Turkic peoples was discussed for the first time at the first Turkological Congress held in Baku 100 years ago. In 1991, with the achievement of independence by the Turkish states, the long-standing initiative came up again. According to Shahin Mustafayev, the common alphabet is not a mandatory application of a single system in all Turkish states, but an attempt to develop common principles in this direction.

Academician Nizami Jafarov spoke on the topic "Unification in the Latin alphabet of Turkish languages". He said that issues such as a common alphabet and a common literary language are particularly important among the decisions made. The academician emphasized the importance of each nation preserving its national existence, traditions, and national moral values in the conditions of globalization in the modern world.

At the conference, Professor Nadir Mammadli gave a report on "Common Turkish Alphabet". Nadir Mammadli said that the common alphabet is of special importance for maintaining the linguistic closeness between related peoples. The professor noted that the creation of a common alphabet based on Latin script will play a major role in learning and promoting the history, literature and culture, folklore, and traditions of Turkic-speaking peoples.

At the meeting, the transition of Kazakhs to the Latin alphabet was accepted. 34 letters will be reflected in their alphabet.