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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's an ...
Sultanate of Women
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Sultanate of Women

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

Without any doubt, Topkapi palace is probably the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Fatih Sultan Mehmed commissioned its construction shortly after the conquest of ...
Ottoman Fountains – Istanbul
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Ottoman Fountains – Istanbul

Ottoman fountains are a prominent feature of the Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Monumental imperial mosques, historically and architecturally significant, dominate areas in which they were ...
Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 2)
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Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 2)

The Ottoman army conquered Constantinople in 1453. The Ottoman sultanate was abolished in 1922. The city of Constantinople or Istanbul, as it is now called, was under the Ottoman rule for ...
Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 1)
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Ottoman Imperial Mosques – Istanbul (part 1)

Of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul, the monumental Ottoman imperial mosques are the most important and surely the most visible. The biggest and most impressive complexes are from the ...
Ottoman Istanbul
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Ottoman Istanbul

I mentioned in my previous post that one reason why I like Istanbul is because of its history. Certainly, initially known as Byzantium, then Constantinople and Istanbul, it was the centre of ...
Why do I Like Istanbul?
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Why do I Like Istanbul?

Why do I like Istanbul? I've been thinking about the answer to this question over the past several weeks. I was in Istanbul for a week, three weeks ago. I was in Istanbul six times before. ...
Istanbul
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Istanbul

I am currently travelling across Turkey. My trip started in Istanbul. I've been to Istanbul six times before. However, this time I decided to spend a week there and explore the city in more ...
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