Conference marks Mukhtar Auezov’s 120th anniversary
Mukhtar Auezov’s works are a valuable heritage for all Turkic peoples. This was announced by participants of the conference dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the great Kazakh writer in Istanbul. The organizers of the event were the Union of Municipalities of Turkic Speaking Countries and the Society of Science and Research of Kazakhs in Turkey. Famous Turkish literary scholars, students of philology, intellectuals and the Kazakh diaspora learned about the creative path of the eminent playwright as well as his studies, ideas and aspirations. In her given speech, Assistant Professor at the Gazi University, specializing in the Kazakh literature, Zhamilya Kynadzhy spoke in detail about the works of Mukhtar Auezov.
ZHAMILYA KYNADZHY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, GAZI UNIVERSITY:
- It is very important for us to explore, study the life and work of Mukhtar Auezov. Thanks to the works of the writer, we understand how the Kazakh people used to live in the past. Mukhtar Auezov is an outstanding Kazakh classic. The literature by Auezov has long become the people’s heritage. The novel-epic "The Path of Abai" by Auzezov is such a wonderful work. Today the best works of the writer are translated into Turkish. They should be widely represented to the Turkish readers.
ALMIRA KALIYEVA, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, M. AUEZOV INSTITUTE OF LITERATURE AND ART:
- I’m glad that today's conference involves both official organizations and members of the public. Thanks to such events, the legacy of the Kazakh people becomes famous abroad. Not only people in Kazakhstan celebrate the jubilee of the writer, but also Kazakhs living in different countries of the world. This proves that the Mukhtar Auezov is a great writer and our people are united.