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The Turkish Embassy in Cairo honors and commemorates the works of 12 Turkish-Egyptian historical figures

By Manal Abdel Fattah

Within the framework of the centenary of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey organized a program honoring and commemorating the works and lives of 12 Turkish-Egyptian historical figures who represent the common Egyptian-Turkish culture.

And these characters are
-Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873-1936).
Poet of independence
-Said Halim Pasha (1863-1921).
Grand Vizier and Minister of Foreign Affairs – grandson of Muhammad Ali Pasha
-Abbas Halim Pasha (1866-1934).
Grandson of Mehmed Ali Pasha, who protected Mehmed Akif Ersoy in Egypt
-Ghazi Ahmed Mukhtar Pasha (1839-1919).
The first High Commissioner in Egypt
-Princess Qadiriyah (1888-1955).
Daughter of Sultan Hussein, heroine of the national struggle and friend of Ataturk
-Princess Nesli Shah Sultan (1921-2012).
The Ottoman princess and wife of the regent of the last king of Egypt, Fuad
-Zeinab Kamel Hanem (1826 – 1886) and her husband Youssef Kamel Pasha (1808 – 1876)
Daughter of Muhammad Ali Pasha and wife of the Ottoman Grand Vizier Yusuf Kamil Pasha
-Mahmoud Mukhtar Pasha (1867-1935) and his wife, Princess Nemat Allah
Our Ambassador in Berlin and Minister of Maritime Affairs,
-Princess Amina Elhami (1858-1931).
Mother of the last Egyptian Khedive II, Abbas Hilmi, mother of Pasha,
-Mustafa Fadel Pasha (1830-1875).
Ibn Ibrahim Pasha, Minister of Education, Finance and Justice
Shukrji Hafez Jamil Bey (1867-1928).
Professor of Turkish classical music who taught Turkish music in Egypt
-Field Field Marshal Fouad Pasha
He is the son of Rifaat Hassan Pasha of Engirkoy, who was appointed governor of Sudan in 1839. He was born in 1835 and died in Istanbul in 1931 at the age of 96 years. He was nicknamed “The Madman” daily because of his extraordinary courage

During the program, a presentation was made of historical figures. This program aims to introduce future generations to the shared history between Egypt and Turkey, which extends back 1,000 years, and which represents strong ties and a common identity for the two peoples. These historical and moral ties on which our relationship is based are the strongest aspects of Egyptian relations. Turkish…

Paintings of these characters, drawn by the distinguished Egyptian painter Boulaki Muhammad Abdel Jalil, were also displayed

The program was attended by a very large group of students studying at the Yunus Emre Institute of Turkish Culture from the emerging generations, in addition to a large presence of academics, journalists and from various segments of Egyptian society. The program was also attended by a number of foreign diplomats.

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