Ilber Ortayli

Director, Topkapi Museum, Istanbul

Ilber ORTAYLI is the director of the Topkapi Museum,

Istanbul. He is a leading Turkish historian, and professor of history at

Galatasaray University, Istanbul, and Bilkent University, Ankara. He

has published widely on Ottoman and Russian history, with a particular

emphasis on cities and the history of public administration, diplomatic,

cultural and intellectual history. He obtained a PhD from Ankara

University, and completed his postgraduate studies at Chicago University

and the University of Vienna.


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