ARMENIAN-TURKISH DIALOGUE CONTRIBUTES TO DEVELOPMENT OF TURKOLOGY
02.12.2009 18:13 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The current stage of Armenian-Turkish process
necessitates the development of Turkology in Armenia, says Professor
Ruben Safrastyan, Head of NAS Oriental Studies Institute. "We must
take advantage of political processes to develop the sphere in the
country," he told today a news conference in Yerevan.
At that, he noted Turkey’s increasing interest in Armenia. "A few years
ago, Turkey’s General Headquarters proposed initiative for teaching
the Armenian language in the country. Today, Turkish universities
have Armenian language chairs," he stressed.