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Kemankeş (Archer) Turkish Archery Exhibition Opened in Sarajevo

25.09.2017 738 Okunma Sayısı

Kemankeş Turkish Archery Exhibition on the historical development of Turkish archery, was opened to visit in Sarajevo with participation of many distinguished guests.

The opening ceremony held at Sarajevo National Museum was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu, Ambassador to Sarajevo Haldun Koç, Bosnia-Herzegovina Head of Council of Ministers Denis Zvizdić, Sarajevo Canton Prime Minister Elmedin Konaković, Okçular Foundation Founding Member/ Member of Board of Trustees Bilal Erdoğan, Yunus Emre Enstitüsü President Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş and many guests.

"The exhibition reveals our shared values."

Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu speaking at the exhibition opening, stressed that Turkish and Bosnian people share a deep-rooted history, laying emphasis on Turkish archery, and underlined that the exhibition was one of the examples that introduces this common culture.

Referring to the importance of unity and solidarity, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu stated that Turkey will invariably support Bosnia-Herzegovina as it has in the past.

The exhibition that also aims to pay tribute to great archers of the period, Suca and Miralem Ahmet Aga of Bosnian origin, offers the opportunity to closely observe the authentic works of Turkish archery.

At the exhibition opening, the examples of making of historical arrows, bows, wrist shields, thumb rings and quivers were introduced through visual, written and video presentations. Following the exhibition opening, Deputy Prime Minister Hakan Çavuşoğlu, Ambassador to Sarajevo Haldun Koç, Sarajevo Canton Prime Minister Elmedin Konaković and Okçular Foundation Founding Member/ Member of Board of Trustees Bilal Erdoğan shot arrows in the shooting ground set up at museum's garden.

The exhibition is the first Turkish archery exhibition by Okçular Foundation featuring original works from Ottoman and Seljuk periods and is also the first project with the same theme organized outside of Turkey. Another significance of the exhibition is that it features works never displayed before such as interim period wrist shield with thumb ring dating back to 17th century, and Ottoman precision scale used in the weighing arrows. The exhibition that awaits archery enthusiasts, can be visited until October 15th, 2017.