An international conference titled “Talas War and its Historical Impact”, with the support of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), will be held in Kyrgyzstan on 28 May 2021 with the hosting of Talas State University.

The international conference on the occasion of the 1270th anniversary of the Talas War will be held in cooperation with Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), the Administration Office of Kyrgyzstan Presidency, Kyrgyz Ministry of Education and Science, Marmara University, Talas Governorship, Talas Municipality, Talas State University, the Foundation of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the People of Kyrgyzstan and other related institutions.

In the conference, Talas War will be discussed and evaluated for Turkic and world history while taking its political, military, social, economic, religious and cultural aspects into account.

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About Talas War:

Talas War is a battle that took place in 751 in the Talas Valley (within the current borders between Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) between the two great powers of that period; the Muslim Arabs and the Chinese army. This battle, in which two great civilizations confronted each other, has a great importance from the historical aspects of these civilizations, as it determined which culture (Muslim / Arab or Confucian / Chinese) would prevail in Central Asia in the next centuries. More than 50,000 Chinese soldiers were killed and 20,000 captured in the 5-day war between the Abbasids and their partner Karluks versus Chinese. The Talas War has been very important in the world history being a determining factor in the Islamization of Central Asia. Another result of the war caused for the industrial development of the region, which was happened with the start of paper production in Turkestan thanks to Chinese craftsmen who were captured during the war.