Prof. Dr. İlber Ortaylı, is well known for his unique expressions and one of the most precious historians of the World. Member of Galatasaray University Senate and also member of Ilke Eğitim and Sağlık Foundation Capadoccia Vocational Academy’s Board of Trustees. At the same time, he is the board of directors member of International Ottoman Studies Comitee and European Iranology Community and Austuria-Turkish Science Forum.
He managed Topkapi Palace Museum from 2005 for 7 years.
The highly reputed historian states that “Running Topkapi Museum is such a heavy responsibility and demands hard work however I have to confess it’s reputation is dazzling.”
Afet Inan Historic Research Award winners of 2004 was selected by a jury which Ortaylı also participated. He attended to Izmır Book Fair and now he is giving history lectures in Galatasaray University Law Faculty and Bilkent University Law Faculty. Ortaylı can speak numerous languages, as he is fluent in English, German, French and Italian. Also speaks Arabic and Persian.