Yunus Emre Institute Reaches out to the Turkic World

09/07/2020

Yunus Emre Institute's Baku branch teaches Turkey Turkish to the Turkic world with the motto, "What do you think of learning about Turkey more closely?" Yunus Emre Institute's Baku branch is strengthening its science and culture network in the Turkic world through online Turkish courses and has recently reached 750 trainees from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. 

Organizing online Turkish courses for the Turkic world, the Institute has reached 750 trainees from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan with the motto "What do you think of learning about Turkey more closely?"

Organizing online Turkish courses for the Turkic world, the Institute has reached 750 trainees from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan with the motto "What do you think of learning about Turkey more closely?"

At a time when people were withdrawn to their houses due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Yunus Emre Institute's Baku branch continues to bring together people who want to establish contact with Turkey. Organizing online Turkish courses for the Turkic world, the Institute has reached 750 trainees from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan with the motto "What do you think of learning about Turkey more closely?"

SPEAKING PRACTICE IN COURSES 

In response to the question "Why do you want to learn Turkish?" Sabohat Bozorova, a lecturer of Uzbek Language and Literature at Alisher Navo'i Tashkent State University, said that she translated more than 20 books from Turkey Turkish into Uzbek Turkish and she could understand spoken and written texts easily, but she had difficulty in speaking due to lack of practice and added that she believed she would be able to bridge the gap thanks to the courses.

TURKIC TRIBES SPEAK TURKEY TURKISH

 Gulbazar Kolegen, who carries out studies in the field of philosophy and psychology at Khoja Akhmet Yassawi University of Kazakhstan, stated that the students at the university coming from 28 different Turkic tribes speak Turkey Turkish as a common language. Kolegen said that she wanted to communicate with them more effectively. "I watch Turkey's TV series about the history and I listen to its songs. The fact that Turkish poems are very deep in meaning increases my interest in literature and art even more," she said. 

‘YUNUS EMRE EMBRACES THE TURKIC WORLD'

Gatibe Guliyeva, the head of the Education Department of the Linguistics Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, who has nearly 60 articles published in different fields related to Turkology, stated that Yunus Emre Institute has embraced the Turkic world. “I have participated in many activities that the Institute has done so far. It is very important that Yunus Emre Institute has started such a project in a period when the global epidemic has paralyzed our world and has included everyone who wants to learn Turkish regardless of the age, location, and field of study of those to attend the courses," she said.

Gatibe Guliyeva: I have participated in many events that the Institute has done so far. It is very important that Yunus Emre Institute has started such a project in a period when the global epidemic has paralyzed our world and has included everyone who wants to learn Turkish regardless of the age, location, and field of study of those to attend the courses. 

Gatibe Guliyeva: I have participated in many events that the Institute has done so far. It is very important that Yunus Emre Institute has started such a project in a period when the global epidemic has paralyzed our world and has included everyone who wants to learn Turkish regardless of the age, location, and field of study of those to attend the courses.

Stating that the Turkish education she received during her university years has fallen short now, Guliyeva stated the important role that Turkish has in her academic career as follows: "By deciding to improve my Turkish at an academic level, I decided to participate in this course where we will exchange information with our brothers and sisters from the Turkic world and share our feelings and opinions.” 

NEW EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES WITH TURKISH

Aydanek Zamirbek Kızı, a student at the Translation and Interpretation Department of Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University, emphasized that she wanted to learn Turkish culture well, to improve her Turkish, and to become a good translator and interpreter in the future and said that she wanted to establish friendships from the Turkic world thanks to the courses. 

University student from Turkmenistan, Ogulnur Atabayeva, who indicated that she had the dream of studying in Turkey for years, continued as follows:

"For years, it's been my goal to study in Turkey. So I researched universities and departments in Turkey. I want to study there because the educational opportunities are very good. Now I dream to have graduate study in Turkey. I attended the courses started by Yunus Emre Institute, considering that I had to improve my Turkish further in order to achieve this goal. Now I can say that I have come one step closer to my dreams.” 

With the aim of providing opportunities of Turkey's world of science and culture, creating a new cooperation network through mutual interaction and establishing networks of science and culture between our countries by keeping the communication channels open, the Institute continues its work in the Turkic world without a break.