600th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Turkey and Poland

December 7th, 2014

The year 2014 will be celebrated as the 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Poland in both countries. On this occasion Polish Post has released a special stamp and commemorative sheet. According to info received by FindYourStampsValue.com, the philatelic issue was released on the 28th of November.

The 600-year-old relations, is not only an exceptional phenomenon for political history, but also illustrates a very important period during which cultural interactions between Turks and Poles vividly took place. It is worth mentioning that even though transport and communication were not as easy and as quick as today, cordial relations among the two brotherly nations were able to flourish.

During the16th-18th centuries when Turkey and Poland were neighbors, the interactions gained momentum. Throughout the long period of history, Turks and Poles had also faced each other in military conflicts. However, the general characteristics of Turkish-Polish relations have been mainly peaceful and focused on political, commercial, cultural and societal interplay among Turks and Poles.

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