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Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (Turkey)

TÜDEV - Türk Deniz Eğitim Vakfı

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Flag of TÜDEV - Images by Ivan Sache, 7 March 2018

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Presentation of TÜDEV

TÜDEV (website) was founded on 7 January 1993 by 53 members of the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.T he objectives of the foundation are:
- To assist Turkish shipping industry to reach the level of developed countries;
- To create policies in maritime industry in order to improve the economic power, welfare and efficiency of the country;
- To study or assist to be studied necessary subjects to determine the objectives;
- To establish and operate private education and training centers in order to train seafarers who will serve and contribute for Turkish maritime industry;
- To assist maritime education institutions to improve in terms of facilities, equipment, education, training.

Ivan Sache, 7 March 2018

Flag of TÜDEV

The flag of TÜDEV (photo) is white with the foundation's emblem, which features a navigator's sextant.

Ivan Sache, 7 March 2018

Piri Reis University


Flag of Piri Reis University - Image by Ivan Sache, 9 February 2018

Piri Reis University (website), established on 8 February 2008 by TÜDEV, is composed of 4 Faculties, 1 Vocational School and 3 Institutes. The university owns the training ship Piri Reis University, whose operation started on 21 July 2015 with 196 students (maximum capacity is 564 passengers).

The university is named for Admiral Piri Reis (1465/1470-1554). Born in the coastal town of Gallipoli, then the base of the Ottoman navy, Piri Reis was the nephew of Kemal Reis, who would subsequently served as one of the Mediterranean Admirals of the Turkish navy. From 1487 to 1493, Piri Ris served on his uncle's pirate boat, transporting back to North Africa Muslims expelled from Andalusia and fighting against other pirates. He gained a deep knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea, its ports and islands.
In 1492, the newly crowned sultan Bayazid II "invited" all Turkish pirates to serve in the Ottoman navy. Piri Reis commanded the flagship of Davut Pasha's fleet, which was led by his uncle. The unexpected death of Kemal in 1511 forced Piri to withdraw to Gallipoli, where he started the drawing of his World Map.
During the Egyptian campaign launched by Selim II, Piri Reis served again as a commander in the fleet led by Cafer Bey. After the conquest of Alexandria, he sailed on the Nile to Cairo, drawing a map and gathering geographical information on the area. When Selim II visited Alexandria after the annexation of Egypt in 1517, Piri Reis offered him a copy of his map.
After a stay in Gallipoli, Piri joined Suleiman's fleet, contributing to the seizure of Rhodes. He met there Grand Vizier Ibrahim, who recommended he compiles his observations in a book: the Book of Navigation (Kitab-i-Bahriye), written in 1521-1525 was eventually offered to the sultan.
During the second Egyptian campaign, Piri Reis was disgraced and sentenced to death: he was beheaded while aged of more than 80.

The flag of Piri Reis University (photo, photo, photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem, which is derived from the emblem of TÜDEV.

Ivan Sache, 7 March 2018