Book on Ottoman-British ties promoted in London fair
LONDON – Anadolu Agency
A special photography book shedding light on British-Turkish relations during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II was promoted on the opening day of the London Book Fair on April 10.
A reception was held at the fair’s Turkey stand to launch “British-Ottoman Relations Through the Yıldız Palace Photography Collection,” a work published by the Sultan Abdulhamid II Application and Research Center in Istanbul’s Yıldız Technical University.
“The political, social, cultural and economic relations of the Ottoman Empire with the world in its final years are examined through the photography collection of Sultan Abdulhamid II” as part of a special project carried out under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency.
Sultan Abdulhamid II reigned from 1876 to 1909.
The special event was organized by Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Ministry, the Turkish Embassy in London and the Yunus Emre Institute.
Turkey’s Ambassador to London Abdurrahman Bilgiç underlined the significance of the fair as an opportunity to learn about other cultures and to promote Turkey’s culture to the world.
Ayşe Gökçen Yücel, Yunus Emre Institute’s culture and arts coordinator, said the book will be distributed by the institute across the U.K.
The international fair at London’s Olympia exhibition and events center with more than 500 stands ends today.