On November 24, 2015, Professor Hamlet Isaxanli, the founder of Khazar University and Chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees, visited Ankara, Turkey and met with Professor Halil Inalcik, a leading Ottoman Empire historian, at Bilkent University. Then a ceremony was held in Bilkent University’s Mithat Coruh Amfi Concert Hall with the participation of Faiq Baghirov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Azerbaijan Republic to Turkey. At the ceremony, two of the founding members of Eurasian Academy, Prof. Hamlet Isaxanli and Arif Melikov, Azerbaijan People’s Artist and well-known composer, presented the Eurasian Legend award to a third founding member, Halil Inalcik.
At the ceremony, photos were taken, and the entire ceremony was filmed for use in a short presentation that will be made in the official opening ceremony of Eurasian Academy in the near future in Baku. After the ceremony, Hamlet Isaxanli and Ambassador Baghirov discussed general issues related to Azerbaijani-Turkish relations.
Alovsat Amirbeyli, Khazar University’s Director for Public Relations and Media, and Nailakhanim Isayeva, Advisor to the Board of Directors and Trustees for Humanitarian and Organizational Affairs, also participated in the ceremony.