DID YOU KNOW THAT ..., 24.1.2019

The grand uncle of H.E. Hamid Ansari, former Vice President of the Republic of India has visited Turkey as a part of the health assistance team during 1911-1912 Balkan Wars,

H.E. Bülent Ecevit, the late Prime Minister of Turkey translated Indian poet Tagore’s well-known “Gitangali” from Sanskrit to Turkish in 1941,

“The Mughal Empire” that ruled India around 300 years is of Turkish origin and the first Mughal Emperor Babür Şah has written his memoirs entitled “Babürname” in Turkish,

The renowned Peacock Throne, the dazzling symbol of Mughal Empire, which was taken away by Nadir Shah in the 18th century when he invaded India and presented it to the Ottoman Sultan in Istanbul, is now in the “Topkapı Palace”,

Turkish and Urdu have more than 8.000 common words, likewise Turkish and Hindi possess several common words,

In Turkish the word “baharat” refers to the spices, which originates from “Bharat”, the Hindi name for India,

During the independence period of India, the Indian leaders Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru were inspired by the Independence War of Turkey,

The chief architect of the world heritage Taj Mahal is Isa Efendi from Istanbul, and some other Turkish architects also worked in the construction of the monument,

The chief admiral of the Ottoman Navy, Seydi Ali Reis came to India during his cruise to Indian Ocean in 1555,

The famous Turkish author Halide Edip Adıvar visited India in 1935, attended conferences at the prominent universities in India and written her memoirs in her book entitled “Inside India".

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