The Great Hun-Turk Kurultai (Tribal Councils)
The great Hun-Turk Kurultai (tribal council or assembly) is an event organized with the aim of bringing closer the old Hungarian and Hun Turk tribes. This major event was held in Kazakhstan in 2008. After the event in Kazakhstan, the kurultai continued to be organized every two years in Hungary. The kurultai was held in 2016. The Hungarian Turkish Kurultai will be held in Hungary on August 9-13 of 2018. How the Turk-Hun council created and what kind of events organized during the councils? Here are answers to these questions and more ...
How was the Hun-Turk Kurultai created?
The first idea concerning the event of the Great Hun-Turk Kurultai was introduced by the Hungarian Anthropologist Andras Zsolt Biro in 2006. Particularly during the researches carried out in Kazakhstan, after being proved that there was a genetic relationship between the Carpathian Basin Hungarians and the Madjar tribe, the Kurultai activities were established. The council is considered to be the world's greatest event which keeps the traditions alive today.
Today Hun-Turk Kurultai participating nations and tribes include: Azerbaijani Turks, Bashkirs, Bulgarians, Avars, Buriats, Japanese, Karakalpak, Kazakhstan, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Madhya Clan, Uzbek, Mongolian, Tatar, Turkmen, Turkey Turks, Uighurs, Hungarian, Saha and Northern Cyprus Turks.
Events organized at the Kurultai
During the Turanian Kurultai in Hungary, activities that reveal the lives of Turanian people of Central Asia during the 500-1000 years are organized. Turanian athletes’ demonstrations, nomadic war games, archery and greyhound racing are held.
Leather clothing, fur boots and iron armor worn during the event allow the participants to travel on time. Again, during the Turk-Hun council, tents of Central Asia origin, namely Turan, are being built. The horseback riders exhibit martial arts and reflect the traditional characteristics of the Turkish tribes. In addition to these, participants wake up with drums every morning during the day. The most important feature of this drum is that this drum is the worlds the biggest shaman drum. An entire cattle skin and poplar tree was used for the drums of 188 centimeters in diameter.
Participation of Turkey to the Great Hun-Turkish Kurultai
Turkey participated to the event with a team of thousand people for the first time in 2014. During the council, the Turks gave various concerts. Turkey’s participation continued at the next council, thanks to the fraternity felt after the event with 500 Turks participated from various countries of Europe. The Hun-Turk Kurultai will be organized in 2018 in the town of Bugac in Hungary and various activities of the Turanian people of Central Asia will be revealed.