Imperial Road or Divan Yolu Istanbul
The road was originally part of the Via Egnatia which ran 1000 kilometres from Sultanahmet Square to the port of Durres in Albania. On completion of the city walls in the 4th century the inner stretch of the road was renamed Via Regia (the Royal Road) but was more commonly known as Mese (Main Road).
The road fell into disuse during Byzantine times and was re-established by the Ottomans as the Divan Yolu where the Council of Ministers would proceed to their meetings at the Divan in Topkapi Palace .
Today the road situated in Fatih, merges into Janissary Street (Yeniçeriler Caddesi) and Army Street ( Ordu Caddesi).
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Turkish Food Recipes
Ezme or Crushed Tomato Salad - Salads
Courgette with Rice in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Noah's Pudding Asure - Other Desserts
Spiced Mutton Liver (Arnavut Cigeri) - Meat Mezes
Apple Cookie Rolls - Cakes & Cookies
Tea Time Pastry
Keskul or Almond Cream - Dairy Desserts