On Thursday, Dec. 20, Nabil Al-Tikriti delivered a presentation in Turkish entitled “II Bayezid Oğulları Arasındaki Taht Kavgası / The Fight Between the Sons of Bayezid II for the Throne” to the “Symposium of the Sultan Beyazit II” in Istanbul, Turkey. The symposium was sponsored by Kültür Kenti Vakfı (Cultural City Foundation), Beyoğlu Municipality, Galatasaray University, and Mimar Sinan University. The symposium program included several prominent Ottoman historians.
In the course of this presentation, Prof. Al-Tikriti engaged with current debates about Ottoman family values by pointing out that Bayezid II’s extended family members carried out nearly a dozen murders of other family members between 1481 and 1522.
The conference program can be accessed here.