History Of The Turks

Contrary to what is generally believed, the Turks are in no way related to the Arabs. this misconception arose from the fact that they borrowed their religion and writing from the Arabs, while for centuries the dominated the Arab countries. This resulted in certain customs and practies of Arab-Moslem origin, but, while these have had Read Full Article

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Istanbul Treasury Of Calligraphy

Exhibiting calligraphic inscriptions of unrivaled beauty at every step, Istanbul is the virtual capital of this Islamic art. We have listed here some of the most stunning works of calligraphy on the city’s historic peninsula, which has always attracted world-class calligraphers. Read Full Article

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History of Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace Museum Topkapi Palace, which was used as the administrative and domicile center of the Ottoman Empire for almost 400 years, is the oldest and largest palace that has survived up until today. It was built by the conqueror of Istanbul, Mehmed II, between the years 1458-1478, and it was up until the 19th century Read Full Article

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Topkapi Palace Guide

Topkapi Palace Guide The first buildings of the Topkapi Palace, the primary and official residence of Ottoman sultans, were constructed after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, between 1460 and 1478, by order of Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (Fatih Sultan Mehmet). The palace was built on the site of the acropolis of the ancient city Read Full Article

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