The inauguration of the exhibit ‘Knowledge of the Islamic world in Naples (XVI-XIX century)’ will open Tuesday [September 15th, 2015] at the National library in Naples the 15th edition of the International congress on Turkish art, taking place in Italy after the 2011 edition in Paris. The choice of Naples was made for the historic interest the city has for the Turkish world. In the so-called Golden century of Spanish power, Naples was the main port of the western Mediterranean while Istanbul was at the time governed by Suleiman, lord of the Ottoman Empire, which stretched from the Mediterranean coasts to today’s Poland and Ukraine.

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