A detailed illustrated history of Crete in Ottoman language was published, when Crete officially joined the Kingdom of Greece, after the separations from the Ottoman Empire. The text is focused on the Ottoman history and heritage on the island and finishes with the destruction after Cretan intervention by the allies in 1896. Two disturbing photos show an injured Turkish girl and a dead child – the victims of the riots.
The short-lived Cretan State was founded in 1897, when the island separated from the Ottoman Empire, leaving the Ottoman inhabitants devastated. It joined the Kingdom of Greece in 1908 and was officially annexed in 1911.
The pamphlet, made a year later, commemorates the Ottoman past on Crete and questions the future.
References: OCLC 81953010. ÖZEGE 6221.