From Mehmet Akan, President of Turkish Philatelic Academy, we received the following announcement:
The Ottoman Empire lasted over six centuries on three continents and was one of the greatest Empires in World history. Over 3,500 post offices were operating in these lands and the postal system of 29 countries was either born from the Empire or related in a way. At the same time, about 10 different countries provided postal services by obtaining various privileges. From the Empire to the Republic of Türkiye, the postal service has always caused great competition, both commercially, politically, and militarily.
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University (FSM VÜ) and the Turkish Philatelic Academy will be holding workshops called ‘A Postal Competition’. These workshops will take place between 3 and 5 November 2022 and will continue into 2023, which will include micro-philatelic exhibitions, presentations, and philatelic articles that will be published later and followed by an international competitive philatelic exhibition which will be held in late 2023. The objective of this work is to establish a Postal History Research Centre within the Middle East and Africa Studies and Research Center (ORDAM), Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University.
Researchers and exhibitors who are interested in this subject can reach us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org