Simferopol (QHA) - This fall a series of events dedicated to the 120 years since birth of the Crimean Tatar poet, scholar-turkologist and public activist Bekir Choban-zade will be held in Crimea. Ayder Emirov, deputy head of the Crimean Republican committee on information said this to QHA agency.
In this connection, a unique documentary photo exhibition, dedicated to life and work of Bekir Choban-zade will take place in Crimea, informed press service of the Council of Ministers of Crimea.
Vice prime minister of Crimea Olga Udovina emphasized that celebration of the 120th anniversary of Bekir Choban-zade’s birthday will become a significant date for the Crimean and world communities.
In the framework of the event, lessons dedicated to life and work of Bekir Choban-zade will be held in Crimean schools. Also, scientific conferences will be conducted in Crimean universities.
Members of the organizing committee appeal to all Crimeans to provide any information, including photos, video and documents, relating to Bekir Choban-zade for the display at the exhibition. These materials may also be used in the preparation of the TV documentary about Bekir Choban-zade, which is planned to be made.
Note: An outstanding scholar turkologist Bekir Choban-zade (1893-1937) made an invaluable contribution not only to the Crimean Tatar language and literature, but also to the development of linguistics and literature of many Turkic people. As a poet he is among the classics of the Crimean Tatar literature.
Bekir Choban-zade was arrested and executed in 1937, together with a large group of scientists, writers and journalists, whom the Soviet regime also sentenced to death.