Tag: history

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We remember: The Ottoman Empire’s First Constitution, established 140 years ago

In January 1877, the Constantinople ‘Tersane’ Conference, attended by the Great Powers including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Austria-Hungary, came to an end. The Conference had started in December 1876, and was intended to address the Ottoman Empire’s problems, commonly referred to by European politicians and diplomats as the “Eastern Question”. The year 1876 had […]

Special talk in remembrance of eminent Ottoman scholar Halil İnalcık

One of Turkey’s most renowned historians will be the subject of a talk at the Yunus Emre Institute this Thursday. Halil İnalcık, who passed away in July aged 100, was a leading authority on the Ottoman Empire, frequently challenging the biased and often hostile narratives of the West, as well as the exaggerated, nationalistic and […]

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Interactive website for Cyprus’ divided capital city

Earlier this year, a new interactive map of Nicosia was launched online. Delivered by bi-communal Cypriot group the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR), this 3-year research project set out to capture details about the divided city’s landmarks. The result is “Nicosia: The story of a shared and contested city”, an innovative website with […]