A two-day symposium on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, Outstanding Public and Political Figure of the Turkic World has come to an end
A two-day symposium on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, Outstanding Public and Political Figure of the Turkic World, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of great thinker Ahmed bey Agaoglu, organized jointly by Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Istanbul Branch of Türk Ocakları and Istanbul Institute for Turkic Studies, has come to an end.
At the closing ceremony, Cezmi Bayram, Head of the Istanbul Branch of Türk Ocakları appreciated the work of the symposium dedicated on the 150th anniversary of Agaoglu. He noted that such events contribute to mutually beneficial cooperation, distribution and sharing of existing experiences. He stressed that Ahmed bey Agaoglu is one of the important personalities not only for Azerbaijan, but also for Turkey, and that the great thinker was involved in the establishment of Turkic centers. He said that the organization’s construction activities were also carried out at his home.
AIT rector Jeyhun Mammadov emphasized the significance of the conference on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, Outstanding Public and Political Figure of the Turkic World held in Istanbul. He noted that President Ilham Aliyev’s order on the 150th anniversary of Ahmad Bey Agaoglu’s birth is the highest expression of the value and respect given to the great thinker at the state level.
AIT rector stressed that in accordance with this Order, speeches covered the topics concerning the life and creative activity of Ahmed bey Agaoglu, who had a profound impact on the history of Azerbaijani public opinion, his activities in the parliament of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, his role in the socio-political life of the Republic of Turkey as well as the Difai party, in the formation of national struggle and multicultural values.
Mustafa Balci, Head o fthe Institute of Turkic Studies, appreciated each of the speeches delivered at the conference organized organized jointly by Azerbaijan Institute of Theology, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Istanbul Branch of Türk Ocakları and Istanbul Institute for Turkic Studies.
MP Fazil Mustafa noted that the road to national liberation was measured by the cultural and educational level of society in the works of Ahmed bey Agaoglu. Ahmed bey Agaoglu was known as a patriotic personality who has always been at the forefront of the national awakening movement and a consistent follower of the modernization policy in the Muslim East. F. Mustafa noted that symposium familiarized the participants with many issues that we do not know about the life and creative activity of the great thinker.
Mubariz Suleymanli, Professor of Ankara University and Mehmet Kaan Çelen, Associate Professor of Trakya University, thanked the organizers of the conference. He noted that the conference dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the great thinker, will lead to a deeper exploration of his life and works.
The articles submitted to the conference on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, Outstanding Public and Political Figure of the Turkic World by more than 20 scholars will be published.