TURKPA held Conference devoted to 100th anniversary of Heydar Aliyev
November 21, 2023

On 21 November 2023, TURKPA organized the International Conference titled “Heydar Aliyev and Parliamentarism” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of National Leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev in Baku.

The conference was preceded by wreath-laying ceremonies at the grave of National Leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev at the Alley of Honors, and the Eternal Flame Memorial Complex, as well as Turkish Martyrs' Memorial at the Alley of Martyrs with participation of the delegations.

The conference was attended by parliamentary delegations of Turkic states, representatives of inter-parliamentary organizations, Turkic cooperation organizations and other partner institutions as well as the heads of diplomatic missions of Turkic states accredited in Baku.

Secretary General Mehmet Süreyya Er opened the event. In his opening remarks, Secretary General underlined the role of Heydar Aliyev in the development of Azerbaijani statehood and traditions of parliamentarism. He touched on the valuable contribution of Heydar Aliyev to the advancement of relations among the Turkic states and noted that the actively developing cooperation with positive dynamics in the Turkic World in the modern period was an embodiment of the visionary ideas of the great leader.

Bekir Bozdağ, Deputy Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye, the TURKPA Chairmanship-in-Office, Members of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ahliman Amiraslanov and Hikmat Mammadov, Member of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Member of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye Ahmet Zenbilci, Member of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shukrat Chulliyev, Secretary General of PABSEC Asaf Hajiyev, President of the Turkic Academy Shahin Mustafayev, First President of the Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation Gunay Afandiyeva, Representative of Azerbaijan at the Council of Elders (Aksakals) of the Organization of Turkic States Hasan Hasanov and Coordinator of Baku Yunus Emre Institute Selçuk Karakılıç delivered speeches at the conference. The conference was moderated by Member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Member of the TURKPA Commission on Education, Culture, Social and Humanitarian Affairs Hikmat Mammadov.

The participants spoke about the tireless efforts of Heydar Aliyev who left an indelible mark in the history of Azerbaijan and entire Turkic World for the sake of the strengthening the unity and solidarity of the Turkic states. They emphasized the great value and deep respect for the personality and political legacy of Heydar Aliyev in all Turkic states. The speakers stressed the contributions of Heydar Aliyev who stands at the foundation of the new stage of modern Azerbaijani parliamentarism in increasing the role and authority of Parliament.

In the course of the event, statesman, representative of Azerbaijan at the Council of Elders (Aksakals) of the Organization of Turkic States Hasan Hasanov presented his book “Heydər Əliyev: Parlaq, xarizmatik şəxsiyyət haqqında xatirələr“ (Heydar Aliyev: Memories of a bright, charismatic personality) dedicated to the 100th anniversary of National Leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev, which was translated from Azerbaijani to Turkish by the Turkic Academy.