Academic Members of the Near East University conducted an episode review of “Bağdat Hanım ile Hafız Hikâyesi”

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Academic Members of the Near East University conducted an episode review of “Bağdat Hanım ile Hafız Hikâyesi”

Academic Members of the Department of Turkish Language Teaching of Near East University, Assoc Prof Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır and Assoc Prof Dr. Burak Gökbulut, represented the Near East University at the 2nd International Develi-Âşık Seyrani and Turkish Culture Congress; a congress to which scientists from different geographies of the Turkish world are invited.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, at the congress, Assoc Prof Dr. Mustafa Yeniasır and Assoc Prof Dr. Burak Gökbulut made a presentation on the scrutinization of the of intermediate words, episodes and folkloric elements of the story titled as “Âşık Şeref Taşlıova’nın Bağdat Hanım ile Hafız Hikâyesi”. In the presentation, the families of the heroes, the birth of the hero, the name of the hero, education, falling in love, asking for girls and engagement, blocking and the consequences of socio-cultural structures that come to the fore in the stories were told.

Turkmen Episode Structure was included in the stories
At the congress, the presentation focused on the classification of Âşık Şeref Taşlıova of Baghdad Hanım and Hafiz Story and important results were obtained. When the episodes are considered, it was identified that these were episodes titled as “Kahramanların Aileleri, Kahramanın Doğumu, Kahramana Ad Verilmesi, Kahramanın Eğitimi, Kahramanların Âşık Olmaları, Kız İsteme ve Nişanlanma, Engelleme ve Sonuç”. These episodes contain similarities with the structure of the episode that Alptekin stated in his study and which Turkmen identified in Tahir and Zühre. Furthermore, the episodes in Turkmen’s work do not include episodes of exile, return from exile and the desire to marry the beloved to someone else. In addition, in the story examined, the episode of isteme asking for a girl and engagement or is not included in the episode structure of Turkmen. In the episode of the birth of the heroes, unlike the classical story structure, it is seen that the heroes do not go out to find a cure together and that they do not have children with the help of dervishes. In the episode of Heroes Falling in Love, both heroes seem to fall in love by drinking bade.

Besides, the fact that lovers never meet during the story despite being engaged is a feature that differs from other love stories. It is interesting to note that there is basically no opponent in this love story. Although the rival is the main reason for the separation of two lovers in the story, others stand in the way of him in the story. As a result of the story, as in many other folk stories that ended with an unhappy ending, it is seen that the male hero died and the girl hero delivered his soul at the grave.

When we look at the intermediate words in the story, there are basically intermediate words with two groups of functions. These are explanatory and instructive intermediate words and intermediate words about opinion, comment and criticism. In the explanatory and instructive intermediate words, Şeref Taşlıova explains some of the customs, traditions, words and practices and gives information about them. Interim words about opinions, comments and criticism give opinions about events, people and places and make short comments. These intermediate words establish a bridge between the reader / listener and the narrator, give the sincere and sincere feelings and views of the lover to us and make the text almost alive.

Socio-Cultural Structures are available
When we look at the folkloric elements in the story of Baghdad Hanım and Hafız, it can be said that they are very diverse and rich and reflect the socio-cultural structure of the region where the narrative belongs to the reader. Folkloric elements included here include “Motifs, Formalities, Customs-Traditions-Traditions, Beliefs, Clothing and Jewelry, Foods / Beverages, Places and Folk Literature”. It is seen that Sarıtaş, who examined the stories of Dede Korkut and Aşık Garip in his study, identified many material cultural elements related to these two narratives.