İlber Ortaylı's book, "İstanbul'dan Sayfalar" (Pages from Istanbul), which has been translated into Hungarian, has been promoted in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
The program organized jointly by Turkish Embassy in Budapest, Yunus Emre Institute and Gül Baba Heritage Foundation, was moderated by former Ambassador of Hungary to Ankara Janos Hovari.
Ortaylı delivered a keynote speech, sharing less known facts about history, architecture, economy and culture of Istanbul with participants. Touching on the relations between Turkey and Hungary, Ortaylı noted that Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, had not only established a department of Hungarology (Hungarian studies), but also invited Hungarian families to Turkey and sent many Turkish students to Hungary. The famed historian added that after Ankara became the capital, Hungarian scientists and scholars contributed greatly to the development of the city.