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Herzog gives Erdogan facsimile of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems

On his historic visit to Turkey, Preident Isaac Herzog gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a facsimile - or copy - of a print of a poem written by Suleiman the Magnificent (1494-1566), from the National Library of Israel collection. 

Facsimile of a copy of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems, given by President Isaac Herzog to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, March 9, 2022.  (credit: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE)Facsimile of a copy of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems, given by President Isaac Herzog to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, March 9, 2022. (credit: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE)

The facsimile is an anthology collection of poems written under Suleiman the Magnificent's pen name, Mohibi ("the lover").

 Facsimile of a copy of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems, given by President Isaac Herzog to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, March 9, 2022.  (credit: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE) Facsimile of a copy of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems, given by President Isaac Herzog to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, March 9, 2022. (credit: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE)

The rare copy was produced during the lifetime of Suleiman the Magnificent in 1553. It is one of the only copies available in the world of the anthology. 

  Facsimile of a copy of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems, given by President Isaac Herzog to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, March 9, 2022.  (credit: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE) Facsimile of a copy of Suleiman the Magnificent's poems, given by President Isaac Herzog to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, March 9, 2022. (credit: PRESIDENT'S OFFICE)

Suleiman the Magnificent, or Soleiman I was the longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottman Empire from 1520 to 1566. He extended the borders of the Ottoman Empire to include much of the Middle East. 

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