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William Gourlay

William Gourlay

William Gourlay is an Australian writer and researcher with a focus on Turkey and its environs. He is the author of “The Kurds in Erdogan’s Turkey.”

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The 1873 World’s Fair and Turkey’s European Aspirations

The 1873 World’s Fair and Turkey’s European Aspirations

At the 1873 World’s Fair, the Ottomans presented themselves as a European power, governing an empire whose diverse peoples were united by a single cohesive identity. Yet while the fair’s Ottoman exhibits made an impression, Ottoman identity foundered, and Istanbul continued to be seen as peripheral to European diplomacy.

William Gourlay