Turkey Trip - Summer 2014

A collection of photos I took during my August 2014 trip to Turkiye (Ankara and Istanbul).
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Tomb (Tovbe) - Sultan Suleyman (aka Suleyman the Magnificent or Suleyman the Law-Giver) (Istanbul)

(note before death) If i die bury me in a very big and decorative building and keep my body clean.

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

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