The 8th International Turkish Language Assembly was held jointly by Bilkent University and the University of Tirana in Albania last week. Representatives from a number of countries met September 25-28 to discuss developments and new findings concerning the Turkish language.
Scholars from Turkey and elsewhere took part in sessions addressing a wide variety of topics, including the sources and history of the Turkish language, Turkish grammar and etymology, the importance of communication tools in language education, the teaching of Turkish, and issues regarding the usage of Turkish in the mass media.
The assembly opened with speeches by Asst. Prof. Rasim Özyürek, director of Bilkent University’s Training Programs for Regional Countries, Dr. Alban Foçi of the University of Tirana, Dr. Dihori Kulu, rector of Tirana University, and Hasan Sevilir, the Turkish ambassador in Tirana.