"Turkish Fountains and Inscriptions in Cairo" Conference in Egypt

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Cairo Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) organized the "Turkish Fountains and Inscriptions in Cairo" conference in cooperation with the Cairo Educational Consultancy of the Ministry of National Education (MEB) on March 4, 2024, in Egypt.

MEB Cairo Education Advisor Professor İbrahim Aslan, Cairo YEE Coordinator Emin Boyraz, academics from universities in Egypt, YEI trainees and guests attended the "Turkish Fountains and Inscriptions in Cairo" conference.

In his speech here, Boyraz referred to the statement made by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his visit to Egypt and stated that the branch with the most interest in Turkish in the world is Cairo YEI.

Stating that it is not possible to separate Egypt and Türkiye in terms of cultural heritage, Boyraz said, "We can observe the same cultural heritage in both Istanbul and Cairo. We have a common historical and cultural heritage." he said.

"When we look at the last thousand years, it is not possible to separate the history of Egypt and the history of the Turks. For this reason, we want to promote Türkiye's cultural heritage, its monuments and Turkish houses more in the coming period." Boyraz said. He noted that this heritage will affect cultural and academic tourism routes, especially for Turks.

"Egypt is the heart of world civilizations"

Education Counselor Aslan also pointed out that Egypt has a structure that is the source of all world civilizations in the fields of civilization, culture and art, and emphasized that the country is the heart of both world civilizations and the Islamic culture and thought tradition.

Aslan emphasized that the water fountains in Cairo contribute to this tradition as a part of the understanding of Turkish culture and civilization.

Making a presentation at the event, Antiquities Expert Sara El-Nadi introduced the fountains built in Cairo during the Ottoman period and analyzed the Ottoman writings on the fountains.

El-Nadi stated that the Ottoman writings on the fountains, which reflect one of the most beautiful examples of calligraphy, attract attention with both their historical dimension and their literary aspect, showing the elegance of Turkish poetry, and pointed out the value of the fountains in every aspect.

Stating that fountain architecture made great progress in the Ottoman Empire and that the fountains in Cairo were positively affected by these developments, "The fountains in Cairo are historical monuments that reflect the interest of Turkish and Egyptian people in cleanliness and philanthropy and show the interaction between the two cultures." It is accepted." El-Nadi said.