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Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel Yesilyurt

5 Star Hotel

Daruzziyafe Restaurant

Meat - Kebab - Turkish Pide

Germir Palas Hotel Taksim

Boutique Hotel

Binbirdirek Cistern Museum Istanbul

Museums

Hotel Sari Konak Sultanahmet

Boutique Hotel

Cistern of Aspar or Cukur Bostan Istanbul

Cistern of Aspar or Cukur Bostan Istanbul
This cistern is opposite the Sultan Selim Mosque in Fatih and is named after Alan Arian, an army General from Southern Russia who was executed by Emperor Leo in 471. Up until 1970, the cistern housed an entire village that has now been replaced by a small park with sports facilities and was written about in a book by Jenny White, the American crime writer, called “The Abyssinian Proof”.  
Istanbul’s covered cisterns have always attracted visitors, although this is not the case for the few remaining open cisterns. The purpose of these have remained rather obscure, although it has been said they were left open so that air could purify the water, but it is more likely they were just large reservoirs from which water was used to irrigate the fields. Unfortunately the cisterns fell into neglect once the dams were built in the Belgrade Forest .

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Topkapi Istanbul

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art Istanbul

Zeki Pasa Mansion House

Mecidiyekoy Istanbul

Buyukcekmece Istanbul

Luxury Hotels Of Istanbul

Istanbul Property For Sale

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Off Plan 1 Bedroom Apartments

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Brand New Development in Beylikduzu

Turkish Food Recipes

Courgette with Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Mosaic Cake - Cakes & Cookies

Tea Time Pastry

Stuffed Aubergines in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Sultan's Pleasure with Fish - Other Main Courses

Main Course

Water Pastry - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Sponge or Yogurt Dessert with Syrup - Other Desserts

Dessert

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