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Aydin
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Aydin

After a week on the beach in Kusadasi, it was time for me to move to the next destination during my travel across Turkey in July and August 2019. I originally planned to go directly to ...
Kusadasi
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Kusadasi

The main reason for my travel to Turkey in summer 2019 was to spend several weeks on the beach. But, that was not the only reason. I also wanted to explore the Ottoman heritage. I have ...
Ottoman Izmir
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Ottoman Izmir

The main reason for my travel to 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 ...
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 ...
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 the Ottoman heritage is Istanbul. It was the Ottoman capital for 470 years and evidently the Ottoman rulers and other dignitaries of the empire left the mark ...
Bursa
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Bursa

After a week in Istanbul, it was time for me to move to Bursa, the second destination during my five-week travel across Turkey. When you choose to travel in Turkey the way I did, it is an ...
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 - imperial court and centre of the Ottoman power for 375 years - is possibly the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Approximately 30 sultans ruled the empire ...
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