WWI in the Ottoman Empire

In conjunction with the Cornell Institute for European Studies’ new Ottoman & Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI), whose theme this year is World War I in the Ottoman Empire, in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the Great War, Cornell Cinema presents two classic WWI films. “The experience of the people of the Middle East and the Balkans is rarely examined in studies of World War I,” says Mostafa Minawi, OTSI project director and assistant professor of history at Cornell. “But it’s very important to understand the lasting impact of the war on this area of the world.”

Minawi will introduce both films, Gallipoli on September 25.

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