Nazarbayev was recognized as the most eminent figure of Turkic-speaking world

31 October, 2018, 11:23 454
Nazarbayev was recognized as the most eminent figure of Turkic-speaking world

The large-scale sociological multi-country survey Turkic barometer included residents of 6 states. 

The director of the Scientific and Research Institute 'Public Opinion', a member of the APK Scientific and Expert Council, Botagoz Rakisheva, told about the results of the Turkic barometer sociological survey, reports referring to an official website of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan. 

"Today we present the results of the comparative sociological multi-country survey - Turkic Barometer. The project was initiated by the International Turk Academy in 2017 and has already been held in capital cities of the Turkic-speaking states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Azerbaijan," said Rakisheva during a session of The APK Central Asian Scientific and Expert Council 'Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Ethno-social processes and ethnocultural dialogue.'

According to her, the Turkic barometer is a similar project of the European Union's Eurobarometer research program and other research in the world (Latinbarometer and the Eurasian Monitoring). She also noted that such barometers enable to comparatively observe processes occurring in any country. 

Respondents were asked to name the most eminent figure of the Turkic world. "It was an open question, and they named surnames. Respondents mostly named the Presidents of their countries. However, two names - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev were common in responses of citizens from 6 states," the expert said. Following the Turkic barometer's survey of the previous year, Nursultan Nazarbayev was recognized as the most well-known leader in Turkey. The large-scale survey has been done among residents of 6 states: Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan. 

"Most of all our citizens would like to travel in the Turkic-speaking states. The next question concerned dividing factors, which baffled many. 32 unifying factors were named, as well as 19 dividing factors. In this case, the language was among unifying and dividing factors. From 18 per cent to 67 per cent of citizens of our country feel that they are part of the modern Turkic-speaking world," she told speaking of the survey's results. 

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