En­joy a side­ways look at the great and the good

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Be trans­ported to Is­tan­bul’s Pera dis­trict in the late 19th cen­tury with this ex­hi­bi­tion of car­i­ca­tures by Ot­toman bu­reau­crat Yusuf Franko. Franko was min­is­ter of for­eign af­fairs and a so­ci­ety fig­ure who skew­ered those he met, from wealthy cap­i­tal­ists to soldiers, artists to diplo­mats. The ex­hi­bi­tion at Koç Univer­sity’s Re­search Cen­tre for Ana­to­lian Civilizations’ (Anamed) gallery in Beyo­glu, brings to­gether an al­bum Franko drew be­tween 1884 and 1896, with pho­to­graphs of the city and its cit­i­zens at the time. The Char­ac­ters of Yusuf Franko: An Ot­toman Bu­reau­crat’s Car­i­ca­tures is be­ing shown at Anamed un­til June 1 (anamed.ku.edu.tr).

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