They loved Turkey

A comprehensive exhibition entitled, ‘They Trusted in Turkey’, opened last September at the Art Gallery of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara.

The focus of the exhibition was the prominent men and peoples who, forced over the course of history to leave their own countries for various reasons, chose to live in the Turkish lands. The exhibition materials were turned by the Foreign Ministry into a reference work consisting of information and documents on numerous historical figures, from the Hungarian King Francis II Rakoczy to the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz, including statesmen, politicians, artists and military officers. Information was also collected on other immigrants to Turkey, such as the Abaza people, the Crimean Tatars, and the Kazakhs, and their history.