A Conference titled as “The Conquest of Cyprus” and “The Economy of the Conquest and its effect on Institutionalisation” will be realized at NEU
-New perspectives and documents to be revealed through cooperation between Near East University and Cyprus Direction of Foundation
– Near East University and Cyprus Direction of Foundation will bring information to light and hold discussions
-Near East University and General Directorate of Cyprus Direction of Foundation is organizing an exhibition and panel due to the 444th anniversary of the Conquest of Cyprus by Ottomans. The information which has not been previously been brought to light will be discussed on a scientific basis.
According to the press info release from the Directorate of Press and Public Relations of Near East University, an exhibition and a panel will be held due to the 444th anniversary of the Conquest of Cyprus by Ottomans where issues such as a period comprising the conquest of Cyprus by the Ottoman Empire and its later socio-economic, political and cultural effects will be reflected. Organized by the Near East Institute of Near East University and General Directorate of Cyprus Direction of Foundations, the exhibition themed as “444th Anniversary of the Conquest of Cyprus” will be opened on 1st October, 2015 at the Foyer of Grand Library of Near East University, at 18:30.
Items retrieved from Cyprus Direction of Foundations, TR National Archive of Prime Ministry, General Directorate of Directions of Foundations, and Cyprus Directions of Foundations. Original documents from a period of during and after the conquest, shipyard, weaponry and personnel of the Ottoman Fleet in the 16th Century will be displayed. Additionally, items such as oil-paintings representing the conquest of the coastal regions, ship models, Ottoman flags, and roll-up banners will be displayed. Founding Director of the Maritime Historical Research Centre of University of Kyrenia; Ali Rıza İşipek, will be the curator of the exhibition.
It was revealed that the panel titled as “The Story of 444 years” will be realized in two sessions on Friday October 2nd, 2015 at Hall 3 of NEU Grand Library at 10:00.