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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 Antalya, to spend some more time by the sea. But when I checked how to go there, I discovered that there were no direct buses from Kusadasi. I first had to go to Aydin and then travel to Antalya. So, taking into account ...
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 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 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 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 the Ottoman history. I have already written about Istanbul and Bursa. They ...
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.



ABOUT IZMIR

Izmir is the third ...
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 the 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 ...
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 on the city. The vast heritage is represented with numerous imperial and other mosques, bazaars and markets, fountains and hans. But, the Ottoman history in Istanbul starts only after Fatih Sultan Mehmed conquered it in ...
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 obvious choice. Whether you go east or south of Istanbul, you have to pass either through or near Bursa.



ABOUT BURSA

I travelled by bus across Turkey, it was convenient and ...
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. It ended in 1683, with the death of Turhan Hatice Sultan.



WHAT IS THE SULTANATE OF WOMEN?

The Sultanate of Women was the time when wives and mothers of sultans ruled the ...
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 from there. The palace is a huge complex, meticulously designed to protect, but also to impress.  The sultans lived there in the utmost Ottoman imperial opulence, together with their families and concubines. I wrote ...
Harem
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Harem

Without any doubt, the Topkapi Palace is probably the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror commissioned its construction shortly after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. It was the imperial court and residence of Ottoman sultans and their families for 375 years. Sultan Abdülmecid I moved the court to the Dolmabahçe Palace in 1856. Certainly, the Topkapi Palace is ...
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