"Journey into Common History"


The second "Journey into Common History" has been organized jointly by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey, Yunus Emre Institute's Tirana Branch and the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities.

A delegation of 40 people including the trainees of Yunus Emre Institute's Tirana Branch and representatives of leading universities, high schools and institutions in Albania has come to Turkey as part of the project to promote historical and cultural ties between Turkey and Albania. The delegation paid visits to historical and touristic venues in Çanakkale and Istanbul, having a chance to learn about Turkey.

The participant went to Çanakkale on August 3 and visited Çanakkale Maritime Museum before attending a sightseeing tour. With the support from the Battle of Çanakkale and Gallipoli Historical Site Department, the participants toured around Gallipoli peninsula, where the Battle of Çanakkale occurred, visiting Kilitbahir Castle, Namazgah Bastion, Corporal Seyit Memorial, Şahindere War Cemetery Alçıtepe Hospital Museum, Sargı Yeri Martyrs' Memorial and the Simulation Center, where they were briefed about the Battle of Çanakkale.

The last destination of the city tour was Troy Ancient City and Troy Museum. Here, the participants had the opportunity to examine the archaeological heritage of the region on the spot.

Following their stay in Çanakkale, the students went on to discover the Historical Peninsula of Istanbul. The participants have been to Panorama 1453 History Museum, Istanbul University's Main Campus and Faculty of Science and Letters, Süleymaniye Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum as well as to many venues in Istanbul, including Gülhane Park, Eminönü, Çamlıca Hill and Çamlıca Mosque.

"Journey into Common History" will end with the visit to Miniatürk on August 9.