The Saatli Madrassa in the northwestern metropolis of Edirne, where Sultan Mehmed II was educated, will function the Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Museum subsequent yr after complete restoration work. The sultan additionally referred to as Mehmed the Conqueror for his conquest of Istanbul.
Edirne Governor Ekrem Canalp, talking at the signing ceremony of the cooperation protocol, held in the madrassa, stated the step would assist notice the potential of Edirne. Canalp acknowledged that they dreamed of constructing a museum devoted to Mehmed II in Edirne, including: “The indisputable fact that now we have been establishing this museum in cooperation with the college which partakes in the basis that the sultan based in Istanbul means reviving the historic hyperlink between Edirne and Istanbul.”
The governor famous that each one models of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University assist the work on the museum, persevering with: “We will full the technical work very quickly. After that, we’ll instantly open the Museum of Mehmed the Conqueror, in Edirne subsequent yr. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror is a vital determine and one in every of the biggest rulers in Turkish historical past. He was a person with a a lot deeper imaginative and prescient other than his statesmanship. He was additionally a poet with a diwan, which is a set of poems by one writer in Islamic cultures. He additionally had information of engineering. He sketched the Dardanelles Gun or Great Turkish Bombard forged by iron founder Urban, who was from Hungary earlier than working for the Ottoman military, and the castles constructed alongside the Bosporus.”
Underlining that Mehmed the Conqueror may communicate greater than 4 international languages as well as to his mom tongue and had a imaginative and prescient broad sufficient to learn historic paperwork from authentic texts, the governor stated: “Mehmed the Conqueror was additionally a commander. As he was an individual with such a large perspective, the museum we’ll construct will reveal each the depth and the broad imaginative and prescient of him. In this context, the educational assist we’ll obtain from Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University may have an incredible influence on the high quality of our work.”
Professor Fatih Andı from the college famous that nice societies elevate nice individuals. “These nice individuals contribute to the formation of their very own present time and later generations of their very own society, even the future generations of the complete humanity,” Andı stated. “They are function fashions for posterity. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror is one in every of the nice personalities of historical past whose affect has reached right this moment.”
Andı acknowledged that they contemplate the museum to be the most gratifying growth which has produced the finest end result amongst the research that the colleges of letters and structure of the college and the Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Era Period Application Research Center have carried out on behalf of Mehmed the Conqueror. He additional famous that the museum will take Edirne, a metropolis of historical past and tourism, one step additional in changing into a middle of attraction.
Following speeches, Canalp and Andı signed the cooperation protocol. Andı introduced a miniature of the Dardanelles Gun to Canalp, whereas Canalp gave Andı a portray of the determine of Selimiye Mosque adorned with Edirnekari artwork, which is a 600-year-old decorative paintings created by artisans from Edirne in the second a part of the 15th century and is often referred as the Turkish rococo.
The dean of the Faculty of Letters at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University, professor Zekeriya Kurşun, who contributed to the founding of the museum, defined that the museum might be a information for the future generations.
Pointing out that the museum might be created with a complete examine, Kurşun stated: “Previously, there was no museum in Turkey named after a sultan. We had thematic museums like the Conquest Museum in Istanbul, however no museum bears the identify of a sultan immediately. There are some issues on their behalf in the cities where the sultans lived as şehzades (the title for the sons of the sultan earlier than ascending the throne). But ours might be an necessary museum as a result of it’s the first museum bearing the identify of a sultan immediately.”