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“Ist Turkic Statehood History Congress” will be held in Kyrgyzstan

On September 14-16, 2023, the “Ist Turkic Statehood History Congress” will be held in the city of Cholpon-ata (the Kyrgyz Republic), dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye.

The “Ist Turkic Statehood History Congress”, jointly organized by the Turkic Academy, the Atatürk High Institution of Culture, Language and History, Turkish Historical Society and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic, is aimed at reviving and deepening research into the history of Turkic statehood and encouraging scientific cooperation in this area. The Congress will consider issues related to the history of the Turkic states, chronologically covering the period from ancient times to the modern period. The activities of the Congress are aimed at ensuring active interaction between specialists in relevant historical fields and other scientific disciplines, publishing materials in thematic periodicals. Serial publication of monographic works covering a wide range of topics related to Eurasian history and archeology is also one of the goals of the Congress. More than 50 scholars from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Türkiye, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Ukraine and other countries, as well as experts from Asian, European and American research centers, representatives of the creative intelligentsia, representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations. As part of the Congress, there will be a presentation of the book of the famous Turkish historian Afet Inan “Kemal Ataturikti eske alganda” (“Remembering Kemal Ataturk”), prepared by the Turkic Academy in the Kazakh language. The book was published on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye. The opening ceremony and the plenary session of the Congress will continue with sessions that will consider topics such as Chronology and spatial-geographical variability in the evolution of social and political institutions of nomadic societies: from tribal unions to nomadic empires; Ethnic roots of the Turks in Central Asia and the formation of their characteristics; Historical prerequisites for the construction of significant political associations in Steppe Eurasia; Development of the political system in the Turkic states; Institutions of power and religious structure of the Turkic states from the first khaganates to the last medieval empires; Intercontinental trade routes in the history of Turkic states; The role of the Turkic states in the formation of the traditions of statehood of the peoples of Eurasia and others, where the participants will make presentations on the topics of their research. Following the results of the Congress, the participants will agree on a number of important decisions on the main directions in the study of the history of Turkic statehood, and will adopt the final resolution.