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Ortakoy Princess Hotel Besiktas

5 Star Hotel

Sortie

Night Club's

Kucuksu Pavilion or Kasri

Museums

Pera Museum

Museums

Japanese Consulate Istanbul

Consulates

Ortakoy Mosque or Buyuk Mecidiye

Ortakoy Mosque or Buyuk Mecidiye
On the Defterdarburnu promontory next to Bosphorus Bridge stands this beautiful baroque style mosque that fills with light through is many windows. It was built for Sultan Abdulmecit on the site of a previous 18th century mosque and designed by Nikogos Balyan in 1854-1855; he also designed the Dolmabahce Mosque and both have many similarities.

The two-storey pew attached at the back was designed to enable the sultan to enter the mosque direct from his boat (caique) rather than walking to the main entrance at the front. There are painted clouds inside the dome that appear to float between the columns that add a hint of fantasy to the building.

Istanbul Photos

Eyup Istanbul

Cicek Pasage or Flower Arcade Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace

Erenkoy Istanbul

Istanbul Archaeology Museums

Polonezkoy Istanbul

Istanbul Property For Sale

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Off Plan Project in Bahcesehir

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Studio Flat in Future Park

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1 Bedroom Flat in Innovia

Turkish Food Recipes

Pogaca with Feta Cheese Filling - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Mucver - Vegetable Mezes

Cold Meze

Cumin Kofte - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Lamb Pilaf with Chickpeas, Raisins & Almonds - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Okra in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Chicken & Courgette Soup - Soup

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