Tag: Ottoman heritage

HP News
Greece preventing Turkey from restoring Ottoman architecture, expert claims

The Greek government is preventing Turkey from restoring some 20,000 monuments in Greece dating back to the days of the Ottoman Empire, it has been claimed. Neval Konuk Halaçoğlu, a lecturer at Marmara University in Istanbul and an expert on Ottoman architecture in the Balkans, said Greece has “never allowed” Turkey to restore any of […]

Art
Record broken as Ottoman artist’s painting sells for £6.3m in London

A rare work by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey has sold for £6,315,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction. The picture of a young woman reading the Qur’an fetched the record-breaking fee at an auction of 19thcentury European, Victorian and British Impressionist art at the Bonhams auction house on New […]

Festivals
Celebrate Turkish and Ottoman Muslim culture at Manchester’s new MACFEST

MACFEST is a ground-breaking new 10-day festival in Manchester celebrating the diversity and richness of Muslim heritage through art, literature, music and culture. It kicked off at the weekend, with the festival aiming to engage people of all ages and denominations, including school, college and university students and local communities. Some 50 events are taking […]

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Ottoman mosques in Albania, a shared history
 

A Turkish organisation has started to renovate five Ottoman-era Islamic sites including four mosques and one Sufi or dervish lodge in Albania this month. The restoration works, which are expected to last two years, are part of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s efforts to preserve cultural and historical assets shared by both Turks and […]