History

Meet the Turkish Viagra: Mesir Macunu

Sex tourism is big business in the world today – and sad to say some countries...

10 Best Museums in Istanbul

Probably first thing you do when you arrive to Istanbul will be rushing into museums....

Who is Suleiman the Magnificent?

Sultan Suleiman was the tenth and longest-reigning Sultan of Ottoman Empire. He lived...

The Ancient District of Üsküdar – Palace Intrigues and Sufi Mystics

Üsküdar is said to have 180 mosques. I haven’t counted, but I well...

What is Hagia Sophia?

Hagia Sophia Museum  The Hagia Sophia, the biggest church constructed by the...

Who is Mustafa Kemal Ataturk?

Atatürk was the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey. During his...

Who is Sabiha Gokcen?

Gökçen (1913-2001) was the world’s first female fighter pilot and was...

Beauty and the Beast – An Ottoman fairy tale | Rüstem Paşa Mosque

‘How much more interesting is this place than Dubai?’ The words were...

What is Dolmabahçe Palace?

Ordered by Abdulmecid I and built between 1843-1856, the Dolmabahçe Palace...

What is the Basilica Cistern?

Basilica Cistern  Built to provide water for the city of Istanbul during the...

Ajax loader
1