Turkey's Istanbul displays Quds photos from Ottoman archives
An exhibition of Quds photographes from Ottoman archives was displayed in historical district of Uskudar in Istanbul, Turkey.
World Bulletin / News Desk
An exhibition of Quds ( Jerusalem) photographes from Ottoman archives were displayed on Thursday in historical district of Uskudar in Istanbul, Turkey.
Inauguration ceremony was held in the garden of New Mosque (Gulnush Mother Sultan Mosque) in Uskudar.
"Quds in the Ottoman Archive Documents" exhibition was available untill October 3 at 13.30.
The exhibition includes 118 documents and photographs of Quds and the surrounding areas that were contained among the Ottoman archival documents.
Islamic Studies and Folklore Institute of The Palestinian Ministry of Foundation and Uskudar Municipality jointly organised the event.
Uskudar District Governor Izzettin Kucuk, Uskudar mayor Mustafa Kara, the Republic of Turkey Ottoman Archives General Manager Mustafa Budak and the Palestinian Ministry of Foundation Undersecretary Husam Abu Alrob with a delegation from Palestine attended the inauguration ceremony.
Earlier, Uskudar Municipality was held the 21st International Katibim Culture and Art Festival on September 25-27 as well.
Ottoman Turks conquered Quds and environs in In 1517 and took it under the control until 1917.
Quds received a period of renewal and peace under Suleiman the Magnificent, including the rebuilding of magnificent walls around the Old City. Throughout much of Ottoman rule, Quds remained a provincial, if religiously important center, and did not straddle the main trade route between Damascus and Cairo.
Israel captured Al-Quds in the 1967 six-day war and later annexed the city, in a move not recognized by the international community.
The city is home to Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Muslims' first Qiblah [direction Muslims take during prayers] and the third holiest shrine after Al Ka'bah in Makkah and Prophet Muhammad's Mosque in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
Its significance has been reinforced by the incident of Al Isra'a and Al Mi'raj — the night journey from Makkah to Al-Quds and the ascent to the Heavens by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
Al-Quds is also home to some of the holiest Christian worship places, including the Jerusalem Church and the Greek Orthodox Church.
Israel has been working hard over the past years to Judaize the holy city and change its Islamic identity.
It has been adopting a series of oppressive measures to force the Palestinians out, including systematic demolition of their homes.
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