The famous minstrel of Azerbaijan Âşık Elesger was commemorated in Sivas

TÜRKSOY
Monday, 29 November 2021

On the 200th anniversary of his birthday, the famous minstrel of Azerbaijan Âşık Elesger was commemorated in Sivas.

The event organized in cooperation of TURKSOY with the Governorate of Sivas gathered the Representative of Azerbaijan toTURKSOY Mr.  Elçin Gafarlı, the Deputy Mayor of  Sivas Mr. Turan Topgül as well as the Deputy Governor of  Sivas Mr. Şakir Öner Öztürk and other guests.

The event featured the presentation of the book published by TURKSOY featuring  Kenan Çarboğa’s Turkish translation of selected poems of this famous master of the Azerbaijani art of minstrelship and folklore who wrote poems in 16 different styles  and entered the history of Turkic culture with golden letters.

At the event, the The grandson of Âşık Elesger and chairman of the “Dede Elesger Ocağı” Hatai Elesger, the Chairman of the Turkish Research Center of the Cumhuriyet University, poet and translator Kenan Çarboğa, the Chairman of the  association “Ozan Dünyası - Âşık yaratıcılığı Tebliği” Musa Nebioğlu made presentations on  Âşık Elesger, his life, art and works.

 

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