Let the name of Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge Be Evliya Çelebi: The campaign launched on change.org aims to make Evliye Çelebi widely known.
Historian and writer Caroline Finkel started a petition to name Evliya Çelebi for the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which is under construction. The campaign started on Change.org calling the text "blind enough to be of interest Evliya Celebi travels name will be heard by a large audience with this bridge, a masterpiece of Travels in Turkey and the world will find the value it deserves. Those who pass through the Evliya Çelebi Bridge will remember the great traveler ”.
The text of the signature campaign is as follows:
“We invite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to name the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which is under construction, the 'Evliya Çelebi Bridge' in honor of the greatest Turkish traveler of all time.
'Evliya Celebi Bridge' will bring together famous pilgrim route located in the pages of the history of modern Turkey's passenger
The blind will be given enough attention Evliya Celebi travels name will be heard by a large audience with this bridge, masterpiece, Travels will find the value it deserves in Turkey and in the world. Those who cross the Evliya Çelebi Bridge will remember the great traveler.
In the Bay of Izmit, the bridge, which is under construction on the Dil-Hersek line, was crossed with boats in history. Evliya Çelebi went to Anatolia in 1648 from this route used by the people, travelers and even the sultan; He went to Hajj in 1671. "
Caroline Finkel, who initiated the campaign calling for President Erdogan, is also the author of the book "Ottoman Traveler Evliya Çelebi Yolu". Turkey and visiting large parts of the old Ottoman Empire, Ottoman history and doctoral over many years, Caroline Finkel's other books yaymlanmı living in Istanbul as follows:
- and 16. Values that made centuries of Turkish century
- Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire
- Osman's Dream HB
- From Dream to Empire Ottoman 1300-1923
- In the Footsteps of the Ottoman Traveler Evliya Çelebi, Evliya Çelebi Road
- Osman's Dream