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Harem-Scarem

Harem-Scarem From its inception in around 1540 until its dissolution in the early 20th century, the Topkapı harem was home, prison and entire world to...

Haghia Sophia (Ayasofya)

Haghia Sophia (Ayasofya) Third on the site to bear the name, the existing Haghia Sophia ('Divine Wisdom') was dedicated on 26 December AD 537 by...

The beaches of İSTANBUL

The beaches of İSTANBUL It has been a long, hot summer in İstanbul, and many people have escaped to their summer houses outside the city,...

Touring Üsküdar

Touring Üsküdar The landscape of İstanbul seems more artistic if you look from Üsküdar -- that is, of course, if you ignore the freakish buildings. We...

Istanbul’s Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Arts Revisited

Istanbul’s Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Arts Revisited Great news! After two years of restoration the Turkish and Islamic arts museum in Istanbuls Hippodrome has...

24 Hours On İstiklal Street

24 Hours On İstiklal Street Lets be honest, Most people visit İstanbul for its history and culture -- and understandably so. İstanbul was -- and...

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