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Fellows for Academic Year 2016-2017

Shklar/USF Fellows for 2016-2017

Sait Ocakli

Sait Ocakli

Instructor, Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey

Title of Research: 

"Warfare and Diplomacy of the Crimean Khanate in the Second Reign of Khan Mehmed Giray IV (1654-1666)" 

Sait Ocakli is an instructor at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Focusing specifically on the second reign of Khan Mehmed Giray IV (1654-1666), Ocakli aims to analyze the attitude of the leader toward the Muscovite-Polish conflict over Ukraine after the Treaty of Pereyaslav. He will examine historiographies, including how the Treaty of Pereyaslav was interpreted, and unpublished diplomatic correspondence of Mehmed Giray and his entourage with Ukrainian Cossacks, Poland-Lithuania, Muscovy, and the Ottoman Porte.