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November 2019

Kuşadasi
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Kuşadasi

The main reason for my travel to Turkey, in summer 2019, was to spend several weeks on the beach. But, that wasn't the only reason. I also wanted to explore Ottoman heritage. I've really only been to Istanbul in the past and, with my Italian friends, I also went to Bodrum and Fethiye, in June 2007. But, that was a short trip, with an accent on being by the sea, as it was in the summer. So, after Istanbul, ...
Ottoman Izmir
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Ottoman Izmir

The main reason for my travel in Turkey, in July and August 2019, was to spend several weeks on the beach, in some of Turkey's most popular summer resorts. However, the second reason was to explore the Ottoman heritage and that's why I went to Istanbul, Bursa and Konya. These three cities, but also some other ones, are the richest in Ottoman history. I've already written about Istanbul and Bursa. They are ...
Izmir
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Izmir

After three days in Bursa, it was time for me to move to Izmir, the next destination during my travel across Turkey, in July and August 2019. It made sense to stop in Izmir as I was anyway moving in that direction. It was the middle of the summer and I wanted to spend some time in one of Turkey's beach resorts, on the Aegean Sea.



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Rise of the Ottoman Empire – Bursa
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Rise of the Ottoman Empire – Bursa

By the beginning of the 15th century, Bursa had not been the capital city of the Ottoman Empire for 37 years. Sultan Murad I conquered Adrianople in 1363, renamed it in Edirne and moved the Ottoman capital. The 14th century marks the birth and initial expansion of the Ottoman state, while the 15th century marks its rise to one of the biggest empires that the world has ever seen, that lasted for over 600 ...
Grand Mosque – Bursa
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Grand Mosque – Bursa

The monumental Grand Mosque represents the culmination of the initial period in the history of the Ottoman Empire. In my previous post, I wrote about the birth of the empire that started with the Ottoman conquest of Bursa in 1326. By 1399, when the mosque opened to the public for the first time, Bursa was no longer the capital city and the Ottoman state was much bigger.


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