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Ottoman Konya
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Ottoman Konya

In my previous posts, I wrote about the Seljuk heritage in Konya and also about the fascinating Mevlana Museum. But, there is also Ottoman Konya to consider, in addition to the history that ...
Mevlana Museum – Konya
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Mevlana Museum – Konya

There exist special places in the world, but it could be that we don't know anything about them. In my case, the Mevlana Museum was one of them. When I included Konya in my travel itinerary, ...
Seljuk Konya
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Seljuk Konya

Earlier this year, when I was making plans for my travel across Turkey, I included Konya because I knew that it was an important Ottoman city. But, I certainly didn't know that there would ...
2019 – A Year in Review
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2019 – A Year in Review

Another year is behind us, so as per the established tradition, it's time to have a look at some statistics. I started MyForeverTravel in 2018, which means that it's been running for nearly ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Birth of the Ottoman Empire – Bursa
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Birth of the Ottoman Empire – Bursa

Certainly, the best place to see Ottoman heritage is Istanbul. It was the Ottoman capital for 470 years and evidently Ottoman rulers and other dignitaries of the empire left the mark on the ...
Sultanate of Women
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Sultanate of Women

The Sultanate of Women is a fascinating period of time in the Ottoman history. It started in approximately 1533, when Suleiman the Magnificent married the love of his life - Hürrem Sultan. ...
Ottoman Imperial Opulence – Topkapi Palace Istanbul
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Ottoman Imperial Opulence – Topkapi Palace Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace - the imperial court and the centre of Ottoman power for 375 years - is possibly the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Approximately 30 sultans ruled the ...
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