Exchange Panel has been held.

29 Feb, 2024

The Silivri Historical Cultural Heritage Conservation Education and Research Association organized an Exchange Panel on February 25th in Silivri, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Exchange. The panel was attended by Vice Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kara, and featured Prof. Dr. Neşe ATİK as a speaker.

Under the title of "Thracians and Migration," Prof. Dr. Neşe ATİK addressed the participants, explaining that besides the migrations occurring in ancient societies due to factors like drought, food shortages, and wars, there were also migrations driven by the desire to live in fertile lands and the allure of trade opportunities, as seen in the case of the Thracians.

ATİK stated in her speech: "During the ten-year war between the Achaeans (Greeks) and the Trojans in the 12th century BC, due to trade, the Thracian kings, who were already familiar with the region of Thrace in present-day Turkey, did not leave the region after the capture of the city of Troy, which they supported. As evidenced by archaeological excavations revealing Thracian pottery and ancient writings, the Thracians who remained in the region after the war seized control of the commercial dominance of the Sea of Marmara (ancient Propontis). However, until the 4th century BC, the Thracians, living in tribes, did not form a state. When the Persians from Iran passed through Anatolia and arrived in the Thracian region, encountering concepts of politics, army, and state, the Thracian tribes established the "Odrysian Kingdom" and gradually migrated to the lands they came for military support, becoming the rulers of fertile lands and regional trade."