Suleiman Pasha Street in Cairo Suleiman Pasha Street in Cairo
Written by  Feb 09, 2018 - 229 Views

Egypt is trying to remove history from the streets of the capital

Egypt, Turkey, Cairo is trying to remove the name of the Ottoman state from its history, after the decision of the province of the capital to erase the guilt of the Ottoman Sultan Salim I, one of the streets of the Zaitoun in the Egyptian capital, waiting to be compensated with an Egyptian national figure, martyrs or leaders or intellectuals.

 Voices within parliament have increased by expanding the campaign to remove foreign names from Egypt and its national history, such as Sultan Selim I, and to change the names of many other streets in Egypt, especially those bearing the names of foreign rulers or non-Egyptians, Bonaparte to Khedive such as Khedive Tawfiq, Khurshid Pasha, and others.

The parliament added that it would formally ask the governor of Cairo to work on changing the names of all similar streets in the Egyptian capital, in addition to demanding the rest of the provinces to follow suit.

Egyptian media quoted a professor of modern and contemporary history, Dr. Assem Desouki, as saying that "Selim I is the symbol of the Ottoman invasion of Egypt, after he entered armies and horses and massacred the Egyptians."

The researcher praised the decision to maintain the Toman Bay Street in the same neighborhood, because he resisted the Ottoman rule and where Sultan Selim I died by cutting his neck and hanging on the door of Zuwailah, since he was the successor to the Sultan Ghouri who faced the Ottoman invasion of Egypt.

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