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A travelling exhibition entitled ‘The Gallipoli War – The 1st World War and the Ottoman Jews’ will be available to public at Mekor Hayim Synagogue in the Turkish town of Canakkale between 15 March and 15 April. Canakkale is the city where Gallipoli campaign took place. The exhibition is organised by “The 500th Year Foundation”. Jewish officers (from Ottoman Palestine - modern Israel) in Ottoman army A total of 66 historical pieces consisting of visual materials and stories will be exhibited. The exhibition, which consists of five main sections, starts with a petition sent to the Ottoman King Abdulhamid II by...

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The arguments on the Islamic way of dress, in fact, are not so recent. The Ottoman journalists especially in the last centuries of the empire often got into the same topic. While the “Islamic fashion” industry is developing and becoming popular among Muslim masses, many critics criticize the designers for giving into a more seductive logic. The designers approach is found to be inconsistent with the spirit of the “hejab” in Islam. But contrary to what one might think, these controversies are not so recent. Kadinlar Dunyasi magazine The women’s magazines from the Ottoman era, such as The Ladies Log( Hanimlara mahsus Gazete ), Beauties (Mehasin) or World...

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The Anzac resilience and the Gallipoli campaign helped shape Australia’s national identity. Gallipoli Campaign however is a very important event in Turkish history as well. Gallipoli Battle was the last battle Ottoman Empire had to face after fighting against allied armies at various fronts in Africa, Asia, middle-east and Europe. It was the battle where the nation had to use its last resources – basically whoever was available to fight fought with whatever they had left to fight with. Therefore teachers, engineers, athletes, doctors and school principals from all Ottoman nations (including Greek, Armenian and Jewish volunteers) all had to...

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Priceless pictures and postcards of Turkish forces at Gallipoli have emerged to set the scenes of Turkish soldiers in action almost a century after the legendary battle. Galatasaray soccer player Hasnub Galib who died in Gallipoli Turkish army after a prayer session The cover of the Navy magazine The Turkish Admiral Cevdet Pasa Fenerbahce Soccer players A French post card depicting the Turkish prisoners Turkish infantry An officer posing with his children before Gallipoli campaign A postcard by The Red Crescent Birds-eye view of Gallipoli The sufi volunteers of the Mawlawi order join Turkish army Ottoman Empire joins the war...

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