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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu speaks during dinner with Ottoman heirs. AA photo

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu speaks during dinner with Ottoman heirs. AA photo

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu had dinner with the grandsons of Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid – Osman Selahaddin, Mehmed Ziyaeddin and Ömer Abdülmecid Osmanoğlu – in Turkey’s London Embassy yesterday.

Highlighting the special and historic character of the meeting, Davutoğlu said he was very happy to meet with the Osmanoğlu family and voiced hopes that he will gather with them more frequently.

Davutoğlu invited the family to the Şeb-i Aruz Ceremonies honoring the anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalal al-Din Rumi, which take place every December in the central Anatolian city of Konya.

Osman Selahaddin Osmanoğlu said they were pleased by the foreign minister’s gesture and would meet with him in Istanbul or Bursa, in addition to Konya.

March/08/2013

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