TAKVİM-İ VEKAYİ (THE OTTOMAN OFFICIAL GAZETTE)
ISBN 92-9063-162-7 (set)
Takvim-i Vekayi is the Official Gazette of the Ottoman State and the first Turkish newspaper published in İstanbul. IRCICA published the Takvim-i Vekayi in the form of 11 DVDs and one CD. It is a valuable source of information for researchers in history whose subjects of interest relate to the second half of 19th century. The gazette was issued between the years 1831-1922, with intervals, over three periods: 1 November 1831– 8-9 April 1880, 2139 numbers; 26 March 1891-14 May 1892, 283 numbers; 28 September 1908 – 4 November 1922, 4608 numbers. Thus 7030 numbers were published in total. The gazette not only declared and disseminated the decisions of the State, but was also a medium of information on actual facts and events. One finds in it official news concerning the State, military news, and also internal news, external news, orders and decisions of the Sultan; laws, regulations, declarations; budgetary and financial news; graduations, medals; economic and health news; scientific news; commercial and industrial news; strange events; public notices. It was published in Turkish and sometimes also in the following languages, although for short periods and irregularly: Arabic, Persian, Greek, Armenian and French. Takvim-i Vekayi is an indispensable source for researchers interested in the late periods of Ottoman history.