Nursultan Nazarbayev’s article was discussed in Turkey
Kazakhstan’s role in global history and the country’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s article ‘Seven facets of the great steppe’ were discussed in Turkey. Professors and students of leading universities in Ankara gathered at the international Khoja Ahmet Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. They analyzed the Head of State’s approach to understanding national history.
MEHMET TOPLU, TEACHER, HACI BAYRAM VELI UNIVERSITY:
- The article of Nursultan Nazarbayev gives an opportunity to look deep into history, through the prism of history of Kazaks. The Turkish people implemented the same program in 1930. This is important for the country’s future.
Professor Bolatbek Abdrasilov highlights that initiatives and programs in the article oblige educational institutions to be the first to implement the voiced goals. In the first place, the younger generation should be aware of the value of heritage of their ancestors.
BOLATBEK ABDRASILOV, PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL KAZAKH-TURKISH UNIVERSITY:
- While discussing the ‘Seven facets of the Great Steppe’ article we came to the conclusion that if our PhD students, scientists and staff conduct research, then the younger generation should be involved in them. Many of our colleagues voiced their opinions and confirmed their desire to work in this area.
MUSA YILDYZ, CHAIRPERSON, COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL KAZAKH-TURKISH UNIVERSITY:
- We considered projects that can be implemented as part of the President’s article the ‘Seven facets of the Great Steppe.’ We discussed how to implement them. As part of the article, for example, Astana will host the World Congress of Turkology in 2019. The congress will be part of the ‘Turkic civilization: from the beginnings to the present’ project.
Scientists say that the most important initiatives in the article are the ‘Archive 2025’ program and the World Congress of Turkologists.