Turkey Trip - Summer 2014

A collection of photos I took during my August 2014 trip to Turkiye (Ankara and Istanbul).
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Aya Sofya Archway - Istanbul

Aya Sofya Archway - Istanbul

Residence of the Royal Progeny, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Residence of the Royal Progeny, Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Name the language. Persian? Arabic? Urdu?   Nope, Ottoman. Yes, Ottoman, which is NOT Turkish, but a combination of Turkic, Arabic, and Persian, and spoken primarily as a court language.

Name the language. Persian? Arabic? Urdu? Nope, Ottoman. Yes, Ottoman, which is NOT Turkish, but a combination of Turkic, Arabic, and Persian, and spoken primarily as a court language.

Sultan's Bedroom Fountain - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Sultan's Bedroom Fountain - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Harem Passageway - Topkapi Palace (Istanbul)

Harem Passageway - Topkapi Palace (Istanbul)

Summer Divan on the Bosphorus - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Summer Divan on the Bosphorus - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

A royal bed - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

A royal bed - Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Recycled building materials. - Old Fort (Ankara Kalesi)

Recycled building materials. - Old Fort (Ankara Kalesi)

Kocatepe Mosque - Ankara

Kocatepe Mosque - Ankara

This is a stray dog who decided he was going to chaperon us for the night. Came and lay under our table in Istanbul. Never begged, just wanted the occasional head rub.

This is a stray dog who decided he was going to chaperon us for the night. Came and lay under our table in Istanbul. Never begged, just wanted the occasional head rub.

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