“Mehmed The Conqueror: The Man Who Changed Europe's Fate” Exhibition In Rome

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Rome Yunus Emre Enstitüsü, screened a special documentary movie which is called “Conqueror: The Man who Changed Europe's Fate” was organized by on 10 January 2016 in National Eastern Arts Museum affiliated with Italian Ministry of Culture.

Italian Ministry of Culture General Director of Museums Edith Gabrielli and Director of National Eastern Arts Museum Massimiliano Polichetti made opening speeches in the event, expressing their gladness to be a part of such a fine event and on their collaboration with Yunus Emre Enstitüsü. Director of the documentary Kerime Senyücel marked that they are utterly joyed to introduce such a versatile and unique figure in Rome and thanked Rome Yunus Emre Enstitüsü and National Eastern Arts Museum for hosting them.

The panel organized following the special screening was attended by writer and script consultant Bilkent University Head of Department of History and Turkish Language and Literature Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kalpaklı, University of Napels Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Michele Bernardini, University of Rome Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Fabio Grassi, University of Cassino Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Corrado Bocci, director of the documentary Kerime Senyücel and grandson of Abdul Hamid II Orhan Osmanoğlu who played the role of Mehmed the Conqueror in his adulthood.

Exhibition featuring boards with archive material depicting the story of the documentary and costumes used in the film as well as a brief screening of the documentary, can be visited in Rome National Eastern Arts Museum until 14 February 2016.