Second Meeting of Turkic World Common Alphabet Commission Held in Baku

The second meeting of the Turkic World Common Alphabet Commission convened today, May 6, in the capital city of Azerbaijan.

Organized by the Turkic Academy in collaboration with the Turkish Language Society under the Atatürk High Council of Culture, Language, and History, and with the backing of The Nasimi Institute of Linguistics at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the gathering brought together esteemed figures and experts from various Turkic nations.

Key figures present at the meeting included Shahin Mustafayev, President of the Turkic Academy; Osman Mert, President of the Turkic Language Society; Isa Hebibbeyli, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan; Nizami Jafarov, Chairman of the Atatürk Center in Azerbaijan; Hasan Hasanov, member of the Council of Elders of the Organization of Turkic States, alongside members of the Commission from participating and observer countries of the Organization of Turkic States and linguistics experts from research institutes.

The focus of the second meeting centered on advancing the concept of a common alphabet within the Turkic world and devising new strategies to bolster linguistic unity.

Сурет: Түркі академиясы

In his address inaugurating the commission, President Shahin Mustafayev underscored the significance of a common alphabet in fostering collaboration among Turkic peoples. “The pursuit of alphabet unity is paramount in strengthening the bonds of the Turkic world,” Mustafayev remarked. “As institutionalized cooperation among Turkic states continues to grow, the notion of a common alphabet has emerged as a recurring theme on our collective agenda.”

Established under the auspices of the Turkic Academy in partnership with the Organization of Turkic States, the commission comprises two representatives from each participating side, entrusted with language-related matters. The commission held its inaugural meeting on May 29, 2023, in Astana, Kazakhstan, where pivotal decisions were made to advance this vital initiative.


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