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Turkey: Russo-Turkish War treaty goes to auction in Istanbul02:04

Turkey: Russo-Turkish War treaty goes to auction in Istanbul

Turkey, Istanbul
May 30, 2016 at 20:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

A part of the ‘Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca,’ which was signed after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the hands of the Russian Empire in the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, was auctioned-off at the Point Hotel in Istanbul, Sunday, at a price of €5,800 ($6,400).

The rare copy of the treaty was the most expensive item among over 2,622 lots, which consisted of books, manuscripts, documents and silver items. The buyer of the treaty remained unknown.

According to the Istanbul Auction House representative, Ugur Yegin, “This item is one of the copies of the Treaty of Kucuk, which was given to a third party, who were present on the day when it was signed. It's written in French and the Ottoman languages."

The first major Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 was one of the three conflicts that raged between the Russian and Ottoman Empires during the 18th and 19th centuries. The defeat of the Ottoman Empire resulted in the loss of much of its northern territories, including the Crimean Khanate, which soon became a part of the Russian Empire following the conclusion of the war.

Turkey: Russo-Turkish War treaty goes to auction in Istanbul02:04
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A part of the ‘Treaty of Kucuk Kaynarca,’ which was signed after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the hands of the Russian Empire in the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, was auctioned-off at the Point Hotel in Istanbul, Sunday, at a price of €5,800 ($6,400).

The rare copy of the treaty was the most expensive item among over 2,622 lots, which consisted of books, manuscripts, documents and silver items. The buyer of the treaty remained unknown.

According to the Istanbul Auction House representative, Ugur Yegin, “This item is one of the copies of the Treaty of Kucuk, which was given to a third party, who were present on the day when it was signed. It's written in French and the Ottoman languages."

The first major Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 was one of the three conflicts that raged between the Russian and Ottoman Empires during the 18th and 19th centuries. The defeat of the Ottoman Empire resulted in the loss of much of its northern territories, including the Crimean Khanate, which soon became a part of the Russian Empire following the conclusion of the war.

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