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SINAN’S İSTANBUL: EDİRNEKAPI MİHRUMAH SULTAN MOSQUE
07 February 2017

SINAN’S İSTANBUL: EDİRNEKAPI MİHRUMAH SULTAN...

When he completed the complex for Sultan Suleiman’s daughter Mihrumah Sultan, near the Byzantine walls at Edirnekapı, Sinan had been the imperial architect of the Ottoman Empire for thirty years and he was almost at his eighties. Upon the death of...
TIME AND PATIENCE: SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM CALLIGRAPHY COLLECTION
25 January 2017

TIME AND PATIENCE: SAKIP SABANCI MUSEUM...

While looking at the calligraphic panel (levha) found in Sakıp Sabancı Museum’s The Arts of the Book and Calligraphy Collection and written by the great 18th-century Turkish calligrapher Mustafa Rakım Efendi on a red cloth with golden ink, you might...
EURASIA TUNNEL OPENS
17 January 2017

EURASIA TUNNEL OPENS

The Eurasia Tunnel, connecting the Asian and European continents underneath the Marmara seabed, was opened on December 20, 2017, with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and a large number of foreign...
SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ATIK VALIDE COMPLEX
04 January 2017

SINAN’S ISTANBUL: ATIK VALIDE COMPLEX

In his poem depicting a visit he made to the Atik Valide Mosque, Yahya Kemal, one of the great poets of Turkish language, remembers Sinan, the architect of Atik Valide Complex: "Here, one remembers the old architect with grace / He had the water...
BIBLIOPERA: BEYOGLU RESEARCH CENTERS NETWORK
31 December 2016

BIBLIOPERA: BEYOGLU RESEARCH CENTERS NETWORK

Beyoglu, known as Pera in the Ottoman Empire, soon became one of the trading centers of the empire after the conquest of Istanbul in 1453. While walking through the streets of Beyoglu by the end of the 19th century, a time when its cosmopolitan...
MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM OPENS IN ISTANBUL
23 December 2016

MADAME TUSSAUDS WAX MUSEUM OPENS IN ISTANBUL

The world’s most famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds, has opened a branch on Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue on November 28.