Flera Sayfulina1, Leila Mingazova2, Elzara Gafiyatova3, Lilia Mukharlyamova4
1 Prof. Dr., Ms., Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Russia,
2 Prof. Dr., Ms., Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Russia,
3 Prof. Dr., Ms., Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Russia,
4 Prof. Dr., Ms., Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Russia,


The Tatar-Turkish literary and cultural ties, as well as economic ones, despite the geographical distance, go deep into history. The documents survived until today state the relations between the Golden Horde – later the Kazan Khanate – and the Ottoman Empire at the state and diplomatic level and in the field of trade and economy at the beginning of the ?V century. As for the ties in the field of culture, education and literature between the peoples of Turkey and Tatarstan, the authors of scientific research mostly mention the ?I? and early ?? centuries, when Istanbul attracted the attention as a cultural and educational center where publicistic, scientific and fictional literary works were published. This paper presents travel notes, journalistic and artistic works of Tatar famous people, journalists and writers, whose records describe the image of the Turkish capital Istanbul and reflects the life of the Turkish people. The relevance of the work is explained by the lack of knowledge of the topic chosen for discussion: reflection of the Turkish reality in the fiction and publistic works written by Tatar scientists and writers of the early 20th century. The materials of the study are the records of the famous Tatar theologian and historian and enlightener Shigabutdin Mardzhani, the famous writer Gayaz Iskhaki, as well as the novel of Mahmut Galau “Muhajirs”, and Kasim Bikkulov’s “Haji”. In the literary- publicistic and travel records of Sh. Mardzhani, G. Iskhaki, M. Galau, and K. Bikkulov, the authors of the article found materials proving the close ties of two related peoples – the Tatars and the Turks at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The comparative method was applied in the research with the aim to identify common and specific, traditional and innovative works of the researchers. The results of the study are proved by the examples. The materials of the study may be useful for the educators and researchers involved in professional linguistic research and training.

Tatar literature, Tatars, Turkey, travel notes, culture and literature of the early twentieth century


CITATION: Abstracts & Proceedings of ADVED 2018 - 4th International Conference on Advances in Education and Social Sciences, 15-17 October 2018- Istanbul, Turkey

ISBN: 978-605-82433-4-7