Azerbaijani MPs suggest accepting Turkish as common Turkic language (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 10 / Trend, M. Aliyev /
Turkish can be accepted as a common language for the whole Turkic world, Nizami Jafarov, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament's Culture Committee, reported at conference entitled "Cultural Integration of Turkic World: Common Turkic Alphabet and Language" on Thursday.
"The Turkish has already been performing the function of common language as more than 100 million people speak Turkish," Jafarov noted.
He said the existence of common Turkish language does not hurt the richness of any Turkic-speaking nation's language.
"The question is about a common means of communication so that Turkic-speaking nations communicate each other in not foreign but common Turkic language," Jafarov noted.
The matter of common Turkic language had been discussed at congresses of Turkic-speaking nations for long years, he said.
The Turkic world and Turkic unity get stronger from day to day, Turkey's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Hulusi Kylyj reported in his speech at the conference.
"The Turkic world gets united not for the reasons of any military cooperation or against anyone but for the reasons of establishment of peace in the region," Kylyj added.
He said it is essential to conduct pan-Turkic conferences, create associations of women-journalists.
Creation of a common language and alphabet has long been the historic necessity for Turkic-speaking nations, MP Sevinj Huseynova told the event.
Such events reveal new ideas concerning creation of a common Turkic language, a matter that has been discussed for a long time, Sevil Yusifova, Chairwoman of the Association of Women-Journalists of Azerbaijan, reported in her speech.
The conference was conducted under the moral support of the Ataturk Center's Office in Azerbaijan and the Baku Office of Turkish Associations as well as information support of news agency Trend and Website www.day.az.