PRESIDENT ERDOĞAN ATTENDS THE PUBLICITY MEETING OF "GRAND HISTORY OF ISTANBUL"President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended to the publicity meeting of a ten-volume work entitled "The Great İstanbul History from Antiquity to the 21st Century".
Also attending the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak, Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avcı, Governor Vasip Şahin, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbaş, MPs, and other guests.
Addressing the guests in the meeting President Erdoğan said: "We have to take the steps that could expand our current expertise on the subjects of world history, history of the region, İslamic history, Turkish history, Seljuqid history, and Republican history of Turkey, even if it is only 92 years old. For history is not just the story of the past. History is a compass that shapes our future. We need to reevaluate and reinterpret recent events and developments continuously in our country and our region in the light of history."