Conference on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, outstanding public and political figure of the Turkic world continues in panels
Conference on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, outstanding public and political figure of the Turkic world dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the 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 University Institute for Turkic Studies, is continuing with panels.
MP Ganira Pashayeva delievered a speech on the second day of the conference and mentioned Ahmed bey Agaoglu’s life and creative activity, directions of natonal struggle developed by him, his activity as a scholar, lawyer and an enthusiastic nationalist. She noted that Ahmed bey Agaoglu is a patriotic figure who had always been at the forefront of the national awakening movement, at the same time, a persistent supporter of the policy of modernization in the Muslim East.
Panels were conducted by Solmaz Rustamova Tohidi, Senior researcher at ANAS Institute of Oriental Stuides after Academician Z.Bunyadov and Ahmed Niyazov, Head of the Department of Islamic Studies at Azerbaijan Institute of Theology. Temuchin Faik Ertan, Associate Professors Lala Hajiyeva, Rashad Asgarov, Farhad Jabbarov, Javid Baghirzade, Leyla Melikova, Ali Asker, PhD Akif Valiyev and Ahmed Niyazov delivered speeches.
The speeches covered the topics “Religious and theological views of A.Agaoglu”, Ahmed bey Agaoglu and the newspaper Irshad”, “Ahmed bey Agaoglu’s social and political views”, “Ahmed bey Agaoglu’s attitude towards woman”, “Democracy or authoritarianism”, “Ahmed Agaoglu – Shevket Sureyya Aydemir’s polemics”, “Important stage of Ahmed bey Agaoglu’s political activity: the establishment and program of Difai party”, “On Difai party and its first declaration”, “Impact of Islamic revival ideas on the formation of Ahmed bey Agaoglu’s thoughts (1868-1939)” and “Ahmed bey Agaoglu’s reformist thoughts”.
It should be noted that more than 20 speakers delivered speeches in 6 panels at the conference. The materials of the conference on Ahmed bey Agaoglu, outstanding public and political figure of the Turkic world, will be published.
AIT attaches particular importance to the promotion of national-moral values, patriotic spirit, love and commitment to the homeland and the study of the life and creativity of Azerbaijani thinkers.