Aksakal

Aksakal

 

(from Turkic ak, white, and sakal, beard—that is, a white-bearded old man), among Turkic peoples in the primitive-communal stage, the word for the head of a clan, or tribal elder. During the stage of feudal development, the aksakal was a representative of the feudal-patriarchal nobility. The term later came to mean an elected village elder, as well as any respected man.

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Si sumamos todas las victimas de las purgas y a sus familiares, parte de los cuales son inocentes, tenemos a un importante sector de la sociedad en contra del gobierno, y eso puede hacer peligrar el resultado del referendum", reconoce Erol Aksakal, representante provincial del sindicato Hak-Is, cercano al gobierno.
Remzi Akguc and Yilmaz Coskun then buried dad-oftwo Hidir Aksakal late at night in a shallow grave in boggy woodland.
Hidir Aksakal, 47, also known as Boxer Cetin, was murdered at a house in Tottenham in the early hours of August 17 last year and then dumped in a boggy area of Epping Forest known as Hollow Pond.
Chairman of the Foundation of Retired Special Police Yesugay Aksakal said we saw the people interest to us in our short march.
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With each of our meetings with him, I am more convinced in that he is not only an aksakal [wise elder] in Kazakhstan, but in Kyrgyzstan as well.
Para Gulsah Seral Aksakal, educadora turca que ha desarrollado talleres para mujeres en Turquia dentro del marco de los Derechos Humanos, el principal problema surge de los mensajes negativos que sobre su sexualidad han interiorizado las mujeres desde edades muy tempranas.