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The Turkish Ambassador to Egypt praises the common ties between the two peoples throughout history

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Cairo held an event on the occasion of the centenary of the Turkish Republic and the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, honoring and highlighting 12 historical figures representing the common Egyptian-Turkish culture, in the presence of the Ambassador of Pakistan, Sajid Bilal, and a number of students from the Turkish Cultural Center “Yunus.” A woman.”

Ambassador Salih Mutlu Shen, Turkish Ambassador to Cairo, praised the Egyptian-Turkish bilateral relations, noting that there are common ties between the two peoples throughout history, which is what future generations build on, pointing out that reviving the role of historical figures comes in appreciation of their role.

Historical figures included the poet of independence, Mehmet Akif Ersoy (1873-1936), Said Halim Pasha (1863-1921), the Grand Vizier and Foreign Minister – grandson of Mehmed Ali Pasha, Abbas Halim Pasha (1866-1934), Ghazi Ahmed Mukhtar Pasha ( 1839-1919) The first High Commissioner in Egypt, Princess Qadriya (1888-1955), daughter of Sultan Hussein, heroine of the national struggle and friend of Ataturk, Princess Nesli Shah Sultan (1921-2012), Ottoman princess and wife of the regent of the last king of Egypt, Fouad, 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 Youssef Kamel Pasha, Mahmoud Mukhtar Pasha (1867-1935) and his wife Princess Nimat Allah, Princess Amina Elhami (1858 -1931) Mother of the last Khedive Abbas Hilmi, Mustafa Fadil Pasha (1830-1875), son of Ibrahim Pasha, Minister of Education, Finance and Justice, Shukrci Hafez Cemil Bey (1867-1928), professor of classical Turkish music who taught Turkish music in Egypt Field Marshal Fuad Pasha, son of Rifaat Hassan Pasha of Engerkoy, 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. Deli called him “the crazy one” because of his extraordinary courage

During the ceremony, a presentation of historical figures was presented with the aim of introducing future generations to the shared history between Egypt and Turkey, which extends back 1,000 years and represents strong ties and a common identity for the two peoples. Paintings of these figures drawn by the Egyptian painter Bulaki Muhammad Abdel Jalil were also displayed.

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