The forum was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Istvan Mandoki, social activist and scientist turkologist, who glorified Hungarians all over the world. Many famous scholars, representatives of international organizations in eight countries, the wife of deceased Onaysha Maksumkyzy and his son Atlan took part at this event.
The Secretary-General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) Kaseinov, social activist Adil Akhmetov, the Secretary-General of Turkic Parliament Assembly (TurkPA) Zhandos Asanov, Hungarian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Imre Laslotski, Adviser to the Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Hungary Sandor Roads, director of the Almaty School № 154 named after Istvan Mandoki Ernar Masalimov anthropologist Orazak Smagulov famous archaeologist Karzhaubayev Sartkozhauly also attended this international forum.
More than 16, 000 books from personal library of Istvan Mandoki were transferred to the academic library of the International Turkic Academy during the event.
During the event, the academic library of the International Turkic Academy has produced more than 16,000 books from his personal library Istvan Mandoki. The mission of the opening ceremony of the International Forum — cutting red tape — laid on a public figure and writer Abish Kekilbaev.
Famous scientists Turkologists, representatives of such countries as Kazakhstan, Hungary, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Dagestan, Tatar and Bashkir Republic spoke at a meeting with their scientific reports. In conclusion, the forum participants, exploring Mandoki’s legacy, were awarded with medals of this great scientist. Also a proposal to name one of the Astana’ street in honor of Hungarian scientist-turkologist was announced at the forum.
Istvan Konyr Mandoki — turkologist and researcher of Kipchaks. He studied past of Kipchak, returning to their ancestral place of residence — Hungary. The scientist had fantastic linguistic skills. He could speak and write fluently in 30 languages: Kazakh, Russian, English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Hungarian, Tatar, Bashkir, Kirghiz, Mongolian and other languages.
Moreover, Istvan Konyr Mandoki brought Turkology to a new level. He worked hard on the study of folklore of the Turkish people, translated and travelled scientific expeditions in Eastern Europe. Having visited in the Middle East and
Asia Minor, Kazakhstan, Crimea, Altai, Pamir and Orkhon he substantially added information about the history of the Turkic peoples.
In 1992, at age 48 Istvan Konyr Mandoki died on the way to Dagestan. According to the abandoned covenant he was buried in the cemetery of Kensay in Almaty.
In 2005, school № 154 in Almaty was named after Istvan Konyr Mandoki.
Photo: Ainur RAKISHEVA