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Ernest Tursunov (Турсунов Эрнис Нурдинович) (24 August 1935 – 11 June 2014) was a Kyrgyzstani poet.[1][2]

His list of publications includes also translations, controversially, of the Quran from Russian into Kyrgyz, and a Kyrgyz New Testament.[3]


  1. ^ (Russian) Программа - The University of Central Asia 5 окт 2011 "Эрнест Турсунов, Заслуженный поэт Кыргызстана, редактор книги."
  2. ^ "В Бишкеке прощаются с ушедшим из жизни народным поэтом республики Эрнисом Турсуновым" (in Russian). 12/06/14. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200 p437 Page 437 David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, Christopher R. Guidry - 2001 "Ernest Tursunov. published his own transtation of the Koran in Kirghiz However. Tursunov could not read Classical Arabic and so did the transtation from a Russian edition of the Koran .... Local Christians also complained that Tursunov next set out to translate the New Testament before learning of a secret 16-year project begun by the Institute for Bible Translation"