150 documents belonging to the era of Mehmed the Conqueror, on which there are few documents in official archives, have been collected in a book.
World Bulletin/News Desk
Representations of 150 documents belonging of the era of Mehmed the Conqueror gathered from Turkey and other countries will be collected in a book and distributed for free to citizens.
Author Abul Faruk Onal expressed that 150 documents, including edicts, patents, provisions, statutes, deeds, book samples and annals, from the period of Mehmed the Conqueror have been found in the Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives, Topkapi Palace Library, Sabanci Museum, Venice Library and Dubrovnik Archives.
Indicating that the documents have been gathered in a book titled “Fatih Sultan Mehmet-era Ottoman Archive Documents,” Onal said that copies would be distributed free of charge at a program organized on May 1-3 in Istanbul, on the 532nd anniversary of his death.
Noting that Ottoman state archival sources began to be multiplied during the rule of Suleiman the Magnificent, Onal stated that there are few documentary examples of previous periods.