Visit of Mr. Hassan Sawadi Abu Tabikh, Consul General of Iraq in Istanbul

Visit of Mr. Hassan Sawadi Abu Tabikh, Consul General of Iraq in Istanbul

The Consul General of Iraq in Istanbul, Mr. Hassan Sawadi Abu Tabikh, visited the Director General of IRCICA on 9 January 2014. Dr. Fazil Bayat from IRCICA participated in the meeting. The talks were centered around cultural and educational issues in general and cooperation between IRCICA and the Iraqi cultural institutions in particular. Furthermore the Centre’s activities relating to the history and cultural heritage of Irak were highlighted. These include among others the international congress on “Baghdad in Islamic Civilization” which was organized by IRCICA and Marmara University’s Faculty of Theology (2008) and the seminar and exhibition on "Ottoman documents concerning Iraq" organized by IRCICA jointly with Beit al-Hikmah, Iraq (2012). The Consul General praised the Centre’s programs and projects.