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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 469 years. Consequently, the Ottoman heritage in Istanbul is enormous and it spreads over many centuries -  from the beginning of the Ottoman rule to the establishment of the modern Turkish republic. Of all Ottoman ...
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 and historical sites. Certainly, firstly known as Byzantium and then Constantinople, it was a centre of power and a capital city of various empires for almost 16 centuries. But, the Ottoman legacy and monuments are the most visible today, although several structures older than 1000 years are still there, such as ...
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