On June 16, 2023, at the Guba branch of the Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University (ADPU), an international symposium dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Türkiye and the 100th anniversary of the birth of the National Leader Heydar Aliyev was held jointly organized by the Guba District Executive Power, the Department of History and Archeology of Khazar University, MÜSİAD Azerbaijan (Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association) and ADPU Guba branch.
The event started with a visit to the National leader Heydar Aliyev's monument in Guba and the Azerbaijan-Türkiye fraternity Park and continued at the ASPU Guba branch.
The symposium was attended by officials of Guba District Executive Power Administration, heads of law enforcement agencies of the district, heads of organizing institutions, public organizations, families of martyrs, delegations of ASPU and Khazar University, cultural figures, young people and students.
At the beginning of the symposium, which was declared open with the playing of the national anthems of the Republic of Türkiye and the Republic of Azerbaijan, the memory of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Nationaı Leader Heydar Aliyev and martyrs was commemorated with a minute of silence.
Founder of Khazar University, chairman of the Board of Directors and Trustees Professor, Academician Hamlet Isakhanli, dean of the School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Assoc. Prof. Elza Samadli, head of the Department of History and Archeology Dr. Telman Nusratoghlu, head of the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations Dr. Orkhan Valiyev, lecturers of the Department of History and Archeology Dr. Rukhsara Guliyeva and Dr. Sohrab Mustafayev spoke on various topics. Representatives of other organizing institutions, including ASPU vice-rector for Science and Innovations Prof. Asaf Zamanov, director of ASPU Guba Branch Assoc. Prof. Yusif Aliyev, Cultural Adviser of the Republic of Türkiye in Azerbaijan Prof. Muhittin Majid, Prof. Mehmet Olmez, lecturer of Istanbul University, president of MÜSİAD Azerbaijan Rashad Jabirli, department head of the International Relations Analysis Center Dr. Javid Valiyev, head of the Quality Assurance Department of ASPU Guba branch Dr. Parvana Rzayeva, head of the Department of History, Pedagogy and Social Sciences Assoc. Prof. Elnur Nasirov, senior lecturers of the department Dr.Tahmina Aliyeva, Dr Novruz Karimov delivered speeches.
The main directions of the symposium were the relations between Türkiye and Azerbaijan and the activity of the National leader of the Azerbaijani people, Heydar Aliyev.
After the symposium, a trip to Guba region was organized for the participants.