Turkish university to launch Kurdish academic journal

An international journal for Kurdish studies will be launched by the end of this year to revive Kurdish language in Turkey.

Turkish university to launch Kurdish academic journal

World Bulletin / News Desk

The revival of the Kurdish language in Turkey is continuing at full speed, as an academic journal is being prepared by one of the Kurdish language and literature departments in Turkey.

In order to advance the Kurdish Studies Department at Dicle University in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, the “International Journal of Kurdish Studies” will be published in four languages: Kurdish, Turkish, Russian and English.

“We will publish scientific studies in Kurdish from the Kurdish world,” said Karacan, “Russia is more experienced than we are – in 1956 Saint Petersburg University’s Kurdish departments prepared and published grammar books. We could prepare and publish newer up-to-date versions.”

The Kurdish Studies Department’s website and journal are expected to be launched this year and includes linguistic, literary, historical, sociological and psychological articles.

Articles, submitted from all over the world, will be translated to Kurdish and other languages. They will also be published in the “International Journal of Kurdish Studies” after being reviewed by academic committees.

“Thanks to the democratization package, we are now able to write academic articles in Kurdish,” said, Hasan Karacan, Associate Prodessor at Dicle University’s the Kurdish Language and Literature department. 

Last Mod: 09 Nisan 2014, 13:43
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