Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / A group of Turkic scientists is developing a project on creation of unified Turkic language, professor Bakhtiyar Karimov, an Uzbek scientist, who is also an academician in the International Informatization Academy, said to Trend.
The 11th meeting of friendship, fraternity and cooperation among Turkic nations is taking place in Baku from 17 to 19 November. Creation of unified Turkic language will be among the issues under discussion.
According to Karimov, Turkic nations possessing common ancient history, culture and traditions should communicate in the same language. Therefore, a group of scientists, including Karimov, is developing a unified Turkic language. A unified alphabet of Turkic speaking nations is being created - letters, sounds, words, and grammar.
"This unified language should be understood by all Turkic speaking nations. It should be used at their joint events and should become a unified language for communication in the Turkic world. This language my receive the status of international one in future and become the 7th language used in the UN," he said.
The number of Turkic speaking people in the world exceeds 200mln, while 75mln speak French and another 100mln treat French as not native language. After receiving the status of international, unified Turkic language will spread over still vaster territory, Karimov said.