New book supports foundation culture
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
The Culture Foundation of Istanbul Municipality has published ‘100 Foundations of Istanbul.’The Culture Foundation of Istanbul Municipality has published a new book entitled “100 Foundations of Istanbul” that chronicles the foundations set up throughout the history of Istanbul.
The book looks at foundations established from the sixth century to the 20th century and reveals the history behind these organizations. Information is provided about a total of 94 foundations in the book, which will be the first to reveal such information.
The descriptions of the foundations detail how they were opened and by whom, as well as listing the aims of the foundations.
The aim of the book is to reveal the importance of the foundation culture and how it has become a less important part of Turkish culture over time. It is possible to find both Muslim and non-Muslim foundations, founded by sultans, government represents and many more.