On February 17, 2022, senior research fellow of the Eurasian Research Institute Omirbek Hanayi gave a seminar entitled “Official Correspondence Between the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakh Khanate”.
Omirbek Hanayi gave detailed information about diplomatic relations between the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakh Khanate, official correspondence, and ambassadors. He emphasized the importance of the centuries-old historical connections between the Ottoman Empire, which dominated not only the Anatolian region but also many regions of Asia, Africa, and Europe, and the historical Turkestan region at the end of the 13th and the beginning of the 20th century. He stated that the diplomatic relations between the Golden Horde State and the Ottoman State continued in the Kazakh Khanate period in the centuries.
Omirbek Hanayi explained that the oldest document found in the Ottoman Archives about the Kazakh Khanate was written in 1512. He emphasized that the document contains important information about Kazakh Khan Burunduk. He shared the information that the Kazakh Khanate envoys generally took place through the city of Baghdad. Omirbek Hanayi also talked about the diplomatic relations and official correspondence of the Kazakh Khanate’s neighbors, the Uzbek Khanate, the Khiva Khanate, the Bukhara Khanate, and the Safavid State with the Ottoman State.
At the end of the seminar, the participants exchanged views on the subject. Director of the Eurasian Research Institute, Assoc. Dr. Vakur Sümer thanked Omirbek Hanayi for his seminar and wished him success to his related studies.