Orkhon Inscriptions is one of the largest cultural heritages of the Turkish nation. These cultural assets are the property of being the memory of the nation they were born through. Indeed since these monuments transfer the values they contain to the future, they have a characteristic that is the masterpiece of the Turkish nation which plays a significant role. What a nation keeps alive is its values. In this sense, for the Turkish nation, it is important that these monuments is examined in terms of the transfer value and is used in educational activities. The aim of this study is to identify the values in Tunyuquq Monument which is the first of Orkhon Inscriptions and to determine the importance of these values in Turkish value transfer. In the study, the descriptive analysis, one of the qualitative research techniques, has been used. By the researcher, values form was prepared in consultation with experts and the value elements in Tunyuquq Monument were determined and then with the problem of the study, the following conclusions were reached: ? In Tunyuquq Monument, about 179 value elements have been identified, directly or indirectly, including 25 different values of the Turkish nation. These values and their handling frequencies in the Monument are given as follows: Bravery - bravery value (f = 24), Leadership value (f = 21), Nation-family unity value (f = 15), Homeland - the nation benefit (f = 15), Taking responsibility value (f = 12), Freedom and independence value (f = 11), Diligence value (f = 9); Farsightedness value (f = 9), belief in God value (f = 9); Sacrifice value (f = 7), Integrity value (f = 5), Sensitivity-kindness value (f = 5), Respect value (f = 5), Solidarity value (f = 4), Loyalty value (f = 4), Tradition-customs value (f = 4), Wisdom value (f = 4), Peace value (f = 3), comply with laws-law of value (f = 3), Protect the language value (f = 3), Patriotism value (f = 2), Esteeming Elder’s sayings value (f= 2), faithfulness value (f=1), humbleness value (f = 1), taking into account of the public’s views value (f = 1). ? The values in Tunyuquq Monument and the values taken into account in social studies largely (MEB, 2005) highly are parallel (75%). ? Tunyuquq Monument is a rich work which should be used in training activities for teaching Turkish and value transfer.
Orkhon Inscriptions, Tunyuquq Monument, Values Education, Teaching Turkish