‘Protect endangered languages’ offer from HDP

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HDP’s Garo Paylan submitted the law proposal it prepared for the protection and survival of endangered languages ​​to the Parliament on February 21st. Paylan asked to establish institutes for languages ​​that are in danger of extinction, and to open departments in universities.

HDP Diyarbakır Deputy Garo Paylan, “Proposal for Amendments to Some Laws and a Decree Law for the Protection of Endangered Languages” Turkish Grand National Assembly Presented to the Presidency. Recalling that the 21st of February was declared as “International Mother Language Day” by the United Nations Educational Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) on the grounds of its proposal, Paylan said:

languages ​​and dialects that are not in Turkey

“UNESCO Atlas of Languages, which was completely destroyed in three languages ​​in Turkey and is noted for fifteen languages ​​in danger of extinction at various levels. Cappadocian Greek, Mlahso, Ubik languages ​​are lost. According to UNESCO, Turkey in geography, Western Armenian, Abkhaz, Adyghe, Kabar-Cherkessia, Zaza, Abaza, Homshetsma, Laz, Pontus Greek, Romanian, Surrogates, Gagauz, Ladino, Turoyo and Hertev language / dialects are dying while.

‘Effective policies should be carried out in order to protect and sustain the mother tongue’

The fact that the languages ​​belonging to the ancient peoples that existed in these lands cannot be transferred to the next generations and disappears day by day is a result of the dominant perspective that excludes pluralism and the richness of cultural diversity. In this context, responsibility and effective policies should be taken in order to protect and sustain the mother tongue that has cultural and vital importance not only for the geography we are in, but also for the peoples of the world. The Government of Turkey, the land where multiculturalism and multilingualism deny not paying, but rather trying to live accept as values, to protect the world heritage will have taken an important step. ”

‘Establish institutes and open departments for languages ​​that are in danger of extinction’

New provisions are added to the Higher Education Law No. 2547 in order to protect languages ​​and dialects living with the proposal of HDP Paylan and endangered languages. It is envisaged to establish institutes for languages ​​that are at risk of extinction and to open departments in universities. According to the proposal; In undergraduate and graduate education, education programs for the protection of living and endangered languages, which constitute the components of cultural accumulation historically in Anatolian geography and neighboring geographies, and studies related to these languages ​​will be carried out first. Higher education institutions will be obliged to make the necessary planning and measures in this direction. Higher education institutions will submit their reports to the Interuniversity Board annually regarding the measures they take within the scope of this obligation and the activities they carry out. The Interuniversity Board will be authorized to identify universities that will carry out pilot projects to protect endangered languages.

‘Support scientific, cultural and artistic projects related to extinct languages’

Its proposal also envisages the support of scientific, cultural and artistic projects related to extinct languages. According to this; Projects for education and training activities, research and art projects, which are the components of cultural accumulation in the Anatolian geography and neighboring geographies, and research and art projects will be supported primarily by the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

With the proposal, the Ministry of National Education will be obliged to take the necessary measures in cooperation with the Higher Education Council to train teachers who will carry out formal education and training activities for the protection of living and endangered languages.

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