Söğüt district in the northwestern province of Bilecik, the place the foundations of the Ottoman Empire had been laid, will turn into a film set after a collection of initiatives to be carried out. The “Oba City Project” is deliberate to be applied by way of the initiatives of the Bilecik Governorate in Söğüt, which is visited by a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals yearly. The mission will likely be carried out within the district, the place the seeds of a world empire which distributed rights, justice and tolerance to three continents for six centuries had been laid, in accordance with the historic mission it undertook 700 years in the past.
The mission will embody a convention room, present store, amphitheater space, interest backyard, museum, collection set and plenty of different areas as well as to the Ottoman performs which might be sinking into oblivion resembling horsemanship, horse archery, archery and matrak – a fight sport primarily based on sword and defend preventing.
According to Şeyh Edebali University, named after Sheikh Edebali, the religious founding father of the Ottoman Empire, the structural plan of the Oba City mission to be carried out on a flat plain on the entrance to the district symbolizes the “nice airplane tree” which Osman Gazi noticed in his dream. The lodging space, consisting of 40 haircloth tents, is geared toward making guests really feel the historic cloth.
In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Bilecik Governor Bilal Şentürk mentioned that they’ve set out with a view to reflecting that the interval of Ottoman Empire’s founding in Söğüt, including that they’ve a raft of research to turn historic traces into visuals in each inch of this territory that bears witness to the historical past.
Underlining that certainly one of these research is about founding an oba (nomad tenting facet) in Söğüt, Şentürk acknowledged: “Our concept is to be certain that everybody who comes right here, particularly our younger individuals from all elements of our nation, can reside on this land that bears witness to historical past and study their historical past on the bottom.”
Indicating that they purpose to create an setting associated to that interval, Şentürk mentioned: “We are attempting to create an oba and construct the infrastructure of it so that individuals can expertise that interval and that second. In doing so, we want to equip Söğüt, the town that was the primary capital of the Ottoman Empire, in a method that may be conveyed to the entire world. We need to create this not solely with theoretical data but additionally with sensible data by supporting it with some visible components to combine the previous, current and future.”
Pointing out that the oba has been designed as a “dwelling unit” which is able to characteristic all sports activities belonging to the Ottoman period, in addition to sword dance and different social occasions, Şentürk mentioned that the mission can also be anticipated to invigorate the town’s economic system. Şentürk famous that they purpose to develop an space with lodging services, including that the mission will likely be carried out below the coordination of the overall and native authorities.