Azerbaijani writer Yunus Oguz`s books on Emir Timur (Tamburlaine the Great) were translated into the Uzbek language from the original. Poet Usman Kuchkar has translated the books, which will be published in Tashkent, Uzbekistan this year.
Yunus Oguz, an Azerbaijani writer of the new era, was born in present-day Shirvan in 1960 and received secondary education in his home town. In 1989, Oguz started a political career and was actively involved in the national liberation movement. In 1994, he published a book titled “Principles of administration in political power”. In 1991-92, he worked as editor-in-chief of Ordu (Army) newspaper. In 1993, during the Popular Front government, Oguz served as an aide to the President of Azerbaijan. Since 1995, he has headed the Olaylar newspaper and a news agency of the same name.
Oguz has been granted a state medal, an honorary title and the “Golden Word” award.
In the past decade, Oguz has written such historical novels as “Atilla”, “Shah Tahmasib”, “Emir Teymur” and “Shah Nadir”, which was released four times, was translated into English and published in London in 2010.
Oguz is also a researcher of Turkic history. A number of his monographs, including “Secret history of Turks”, “Ancient Turks and passionarity theory” and “Ancient Anatolia and Azerbaijani Turks”, have become favorite books of many youths. /AzerTAc/