Turki - Acheh relations
The Ottoman expedition to Aceh was started from around 1565 when the Ottoman Empire endeavoured to support the Aceh Sultanate in its fight against the Portuguese Empire in Malacca. The expedition followed an envoy sent by the Acehnese Sultan Alauddin Riayat Syah al
-Kahhar (1539–71) to Suleiman the agnificent in 1564, and possibly as early as 1562, requesting Ottoman support against the Portuguese. >>
Malahayati (fl. 16th century), was an admiral in the navy of the Aceh Sultanate. She was the first woman admiral in the modern world. Some historians[who?] rate Keumalahayati as an equal of Semiramis and Catherine the Great, while references to her can be found in some Chinese and Western literature >>>
The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami that left almost a quarter of a million people dead. After a massive earthquake measuring 9.1 struck out at sea, the wave – often over 10 metres high – devastated the coastline in a dozen countries, destroying entire towns and villages in seconds
Tjoet Nja' Dhien (1850, Lampadang – November 6, 1908, Sumedang) was a leader of the Acehnese guerrilla forces during the Aceh War. Following the death of her husband Teuku Umar, she led guerrilla actions against the Dutch for 25 years. >>>
The Swedish-Achehnese Association (SAA), set up in December 1999, is a non-profit and non-politically or religiously independent organisation. The main objective of the organisation is to inform the Swedish people and other peoples residing in Sweden about Acheh and its current political, social and economic situation and to promote greater knowledge and understanding of social, cultural and political conditions in Acheh.
Another purpose of SAA is to develop co-existence between Achehnese community and the Swedish people with mutual tolerance. And to provide the Swedish-born-Achehnese with homeland knowledge and help them preserve their own identity in this multicultural society with greater understanding of the diversity of Sweden.
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