professor of L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University,
Doctor of Philological sciences (Kazakhstan)
INTEGRATION OF THE TURKIC WORLD: THE PROBLEM OF UNIFICATION OF THE NEW ALPHABET OF TURKIC COUNTRIES BASED ON THE LATIN SCRIPT
Turkeys ideas as common Turkic alphabet, unification of scientific terminology and formation of the common language of the Turkic world are undoubtedly good intension on behalf of political, economic, spiritual and cultural unity of the Turkic world. Solving these problems will affect the acceleration of the Turkic world integration and strengthening of the capacity of more than 40 Turkic countries to oppose the globalization process.
Formation of the script common for the Turkic world is closely connected with the reforms of the transition of the written system to the Latin script, which is the main direction of the linguistic policy in the Turkic-speaking countries. In this connection, it is important to take into account the experience of Turkey concerning the alphabet reform, its significant achievements in the development of the Turkish language and the measures taken to raise the status of the Turkish language to the international level in solving various problems in the language policy of the post-Soviet Turkic-speaking republics.
Problems as the extension of the state language scope based on the Latin alphabet (Azerbaijan); deviation of Cyrillic-Latin division in the written system (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan); elimination of shortcomings in the process of transition to the Latin alphabet by repeated reforms (Uzbekistan); adoption of a single standard version of the Kazakh alphabet in the new script and transition to Latin without delay (Kazakhstan) can be considered as the main language policy tasks of the Turkic-speaking states.
The new Turkish alphabet and modern Turkish language, based on the Latin script, can be used as a linguistic basis in the formation of the common alphabet and common language of communication for the Turkic world. The positive result of the new reforms in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan based on the new Turkish alphabet, rising of the Turkish language to the international level as the largest Turkic language (the population about 80 million) and the advanced economic development of Turkey can become the basis for this.
integration of world civilizations, information and technological space, interreligious and intercultural conflicts, Turkic-speaking states, common Turkic community, state language, international language, national character of the language, language policy, alphabet reform, Latin script.
14.11.2017. (ALİ ŞİR NEVAİ SALONU) . 12.00-12.15