Head of Turkish Language Association Prof. Dr. Gürer Gülsevin Told the Future of Turkish in ODU
With the support of the Turcology Club of Ordu University, the President of the Turkish Language Association Prof. Dr. Gürer Gülsevin’s lecture on en The Future of Turkish and Turkish in the 21st Century was held at the Music and Performing Arts Concert Hall of the University.
Prior to the conference, President of the Turkish Language Association. Prof. Dr. Gürer Gülsevin was accepted to the office of our university’s rector Prof. Dr. Tarık Yarılgaç. Prof. Dr. Gürer Gülsevin expressed his gratitude for seeing him at Ordu University and presented him with a plaque.
Vice Rector of Ordu University Prof. Dr. Tevfik Noyan and Prof. Dr. Fikri Balta, Dean of Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Prof. Sabri Yener, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Prof. Dr. Öznur Ergen Akçin, Director of Social Sciences Institute Prof. Dr. Necip Fazıl Duru, Director of Vocational School of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Abdullah Eren and academics and students attended the conference on the history of Turkish language. Dr. Gülsevin emphasized the future of Turkish language and Ural-Altaic language family as a language exhibiting development and communication with the environment within the framework of dialogues. Because Turkish is an example of an ancient language, not only influenced by different civilizations, but it is also under the influence of different civilizations. The most basic indicator of the Turkish civilization as a rich civilization is the language it has. However, we should also be aware that the fact that foreign words which are preferred in the daily use of Turkish are very serious danger. Foreign products and brands are of higher quality, while Turkish products and brands are perceived more inadequately. At this point, we must establish decisive and effective policies for the protection of our national identity.
After the conference, Dr. Gülsevin answered the questions of the audience about Turkish language from past to future.
The event was ended after our university’s vice rector Prof. Dr. Tevfik Noyan's giving certificate to Prfo. Dr. Gürer Gülsevin.