Gazi University hosted a panel which was organized on the occasion of announcement of 2016 as the year of Fuad Köprülü and Ahmed Yesevi by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Gazi University Rector Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan who made a speech at the panel which was organized in cooperation with UNESCO Turkish National Commission, Ahmed Yesevi University, Gazi University Turkish Culture and Hacı Bektaş Veli Research Center and Turkish Folklore Research and Application Center, stated that Ahmet Yesevi is a Muslim saint and mystic who played a big role in the Islamisation of Anatolia and expansion of Turkish Culture to Europe.
Gazi University Rector also emphasized that Professor-in-Ordinary Fuad Köprülü is a very important person who made a great contribution to Turkish Literature History and Turkology through his studies and works.
The Rector of Gazi University Prof. Dr. İbrahim Uslan
At the panel in Mimar Kemaleddin Hall, Prof Dr. Pakize Aytaç, the Director of Turkish Culture and Hacı Bektaş Veli Research Center, reminded that Köprülü produced more than 400 very important works.
Aytaç who reminded that 2016 is the 50th death anniversary of Köprülü and the 850th death anniversary of Yesevi emphasized that Yesevi is a precious Muslim saint who put islam and Turkish culture together by adopting the principles of belief in God, sincerity, humanity, equality, holiness of labor, wisdom and tolerance.
The Director of Turkish Culture and Hacı Bektaş Veli Research Center Prof. Dr. Pakize Aytaç
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bican Ercilasun, Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman Güzel, Prof. Dr. Nazım Hikmet Polat and Fuad Köprülü’s grandson İsmail Faiz Köprülü participated as speaker to the first session of the panel. At the second session, the life of Hoca Ahmed Yesevi, the first known great Turkish mystic, was spoken about.
The President of UNESCO Turkish National Commission and faculty member of our University Prof. Dr. Öcal Oğuz reminded that last year 2016 was adopted as the year of commemorating Fuad Köprülü and Hoca Ahmed Yesevi with the votes of 195 countries. Oğuz said that Köprülü introduced Yesevi to Turkish literature through his book titled “The First Mystics in Turkish Literature” and these two important persons left important legacies to the Turkish culture.
Prof. Dr. Nesib Göyüşov, Prof. Dr. Dosay Kenjetay and Dr. Bakit Mırzaraimov participated as speaker to the second session of the panel.
13.12.2016 / Consultancy of Press and Public Relations