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Gulhane Park: From Ottoman Sultan's garden to excursion spot

Source : World Bulletin / 21 Feb 2014 

Located in the west, on Istanbul's historic peninsula in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet area was once Topkapi Palace's private park, Gulhane Park has withstood the transformation in Istanbul through the reign of the Ottoman Empire to modernity.

The park was used as the outer garden of the Topkapi Palace with a variety of flowers during the Ottoman period until 1920, after which it was opened to the public by Istanbul's Mayor Cemil Pasha.

 

Albanian cities an open-air museum of Ottoman history

Source : World Bulletin / 17 Feb 2014

Albanian cities, most of which still have Ottoman names, present unique examples of Islamic architecture. Not only historical buildings, but also the names of the cities, have remained unchanged since Ottoman conquest.

Albania, where the Ottoman Empire had ruled for centuries, successfully preserved the empire's cultural and historical heritage. Its cities, most of which still have Ottoman names, present unique examples of Islamic architecture. Not only historical buildings, but also the names of the cities, have remained unchanged since Ottoman conquest.

 

Muslims rally for historic Macedonian mosque

Source : Agencies | 18 Feb 2013

Hundreds of people from 80 non-governmental organizations seeking the reconstruction of the Burmali Mosque have gathered in the square.

They request that the land be returned as property of the Association of Macedonian Muslims.

As of late, the site has been sold to a Greek company so that they can construct a hotel and rebuild the former officer’s club.

 

UNESCO to declare 2013 year of Ottoman captain Piri Reis

Source : Anadolu Agency | 04 Oct 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has agreed to declare 2013 the year of Piri Reis on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of a map he drew up that included seven continents, reported the Anatolia news agency.

 

Ottoman war exhibition opens in Istanbul

Source : Cihan | Istanbul | 24 Apr 2012

Ottoman and European soldiers and uniforms from the 14th century to the end of World War I have been revived once more
An exhibition named “Living Battling Ottomans Dioramas” has opened in Istanbul at a former palace of Ottoman Sultans, Yildiz Palace/Museum.

 
 

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