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Ortakoy Princess Hotel Besiktas

5 Star Hotel

Dogstarz

Night Club's

Khorasani Restaurant

Meat - Kebab - Turkish Pide

Balıkçı Kahraman Restaurant

Fish - Seafood

Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul Taksim

5 Star Hotel

Merkez Efendi Mosque Istanbul

Merkez Efendi Mosque Istanbul
Merkez Efendi Mosque dates back to 1580 and was once part of a large complex but many of the buildings have since been lost.  It was built with the assistance of Şah Sultan, a daughter of Sultan Selim II.  It underwent a complete makeover in 1837 and inside the stone exterior there is a lovely wooden interior that has a curtained mihrab painted on the back wall.  

The tomb of Merkez Efendi (1463-1552) is attached to the mosque and where many pilgrims still visit today.  
The beautiful Abdülbaki Paşa Library (Neyhane) can be found just outside of the gate; the mosque was originally a primary school and was then used as a storage facility until its restoration in 2007.  

Today you will find a tearoom, a library and a cultural centre with lovely painted panels reworked on the domed ceiling.  Close by is a large wooden mansion the Merkezefendi Konağı or Mansion that was restored in 2009.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Sultan's Pleasure - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Tomato Soup with Vermicelli - Soup

Pogaca with Feta Cheese Filling - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

White Beans with Meat - Legume Courses

Main Course

Revani - Other Desserts

Dessert

Stuffed Kale Rolls with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

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