Reis's genius geographical map work was lost to time for several centuries until a part of it was discovered in 1929, indicating the science of mapping in the 16th-century Ottoman Empire was way ahead of its time.
Although cold winds are blowing between Paris and Ankara, the two capitals have shared friendly ties not only for decades, but for several centuries.
The portrait of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, thought to have been made by one of the followers of the Italian painter Gentile Bellini, was sold for 5.3 million pounds ($6.9 million). The sale price was well above the reserve.
The recent discovery of the tomb of greatest Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman The Magnificent, brings hope to poor Hungarian town Szigetvar to attract more tourists.
Subscribe to our Youtube channel for all latest in-depth, on the ground reporting from around the world.
Copyright © 2021 TRT World.