On 1st of April International Burch University hosted Talha Ugurluel, famous Turkish researcher and writer, who delivered seminar on the topic “All about Suleiman the Magnificent”. The program organized by Oriental Philology Department was in Turkish with simultaneous translation into Bosnian, for wide audience interested in the seminar, mostly because of the “Magnificent Century” series that was emitted in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Balkan region.
Talha Ugurluel had an aim to discuss true biographical information from the historical point of view using miniatures as an authentic source of information about one of the greatest emperors Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1494-1566). Audience enjoyed in 90 minutes of historical world tour, talks about life in Ottoman Empire, common manners, clothing and its comparison to popular series which was based on fiction and interpretation of the series directors.
One of the important aspects in the program were talks also Sultan Emperors’ women, life in harem and charity work of building schools, monuments and all different kind of buildings for public goods within the Ottoman Empire. Domestic audience was fond of hearing about many famous ruling forces members who had their origins from the Balkan region and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as Sokollu Mehmed Pasha and many others.
At the end of the program Mehmet Dogan, lecturer at Oriental Philology Department addressed the audience with appreciation on behalf of the organizers, and Rector of the Burch University, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Uzunoğlu awarded the plaque to speaker Talha Ugurluel and thanked him for delivering this important historical saga.