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Ekşi Sözlük’te adıma açılan başlıktaki bir yoruma cevabım

Ekşi Sözlük’te adıma açılan başlıktaki bir yoruma cevabım

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Where did name of Curved Gate (in Turkish: Eğrikapı) come from? The subject is controversial. A traveler of Ottoman who Evliya Çelebi says that after the conquest, a group of immigrants from Eğirdir were placed in this neighborhood. Eremya Çelebi who is traveler of same period and historian says that the gate is curve. John Frelly who is called Modern […]

In the middle ages (or medieval period) every castle had a water tower. Water would enter the city from here. People could enter through the water channels. Therefore, a water tower was built here to ensure safety. So this tower called watery tower (in Turkish : Sulukule). Sulukule Gate was both civilian and a military gate. The cross on the […]

This gate took its name from Yenikapı Mevlevi Dervish House that is stayed outside wall. The gate was built in second Theodosius period and managed to preserve its original form for hundreds of years. The Byzantines called this gate the Russian Gate. Russian Gate A group of Russians lived in Eyüp during the Byzantine period but entry to Istanbul was […]

Just as Silivri Gate, some of the wall gates got their names from the road they were on. Silivri Gate is on the road that goes the Silivri district and has two defense towers just as Belgrade Gate. The bruial chambers of emperors that are about 1700 years old, are next the gate. You should see these bruial chambers. While […]

This gate knit during Byzantine period in 12th century and stayed closed for 700 years that is why called “closed gate” by Ottomans. The gate was reopened in 1886, to fecilitate arrivals and departures to the Balıklı Greek Hospital. Why was the gate called Belgrade? After the conquest of Belgrade, a group of Belgrade prisoners were brought to Istanbul in […]

Some art historians consider this gate as a complete Turkish work in terms of style and architecture and show inscription of 3rd Ahmet period on the gate as evidence. The gate was built in Byzantine period but rebuilt by Sultan 3rd Ahmet in 18th century. It had a eagle emblem on it that is symbol of Byzantine, until near the […]

This gate, which is completely covered with Marmara Island marble, has two towers and three passages, is the most magnificent gate of Istanbul. The emperors and commanders that won the triumph, entered the city from this gate in Byzantine period, for this reason the gate is monumental. This gate called as Golden Gate because of it covered with golden gilts […]

Edirnekapı Hill is highest hill of Istanbul with 76 meters. Edirne Gate that gave this hill its name, is the e most important gate after Golden Gate. The gate took its name as it is situated on the way to the province of Edirne. Some Byzantium emperors used this gate to go on expedition also Ottoman sultas were entering to […]

Some of idioms and names that we used as popular, derived either from a grove, a neighborhood or from a mansion on Bosphorus. The story of mauser (mavzer in Turkish) which is a kind of rifle, began in a waterfront residence on Bosphorus. A gun merchant : Monsieur Huber Huber Mansion located in Tarabya and using as Presidential Mansion now, […]

Said Halim Pasha was an Islamist who studied social sciences. Has made ımportant contributions development of Islamist thought  in Ottoman Empire . In his books, strongly opposed Westernism. Pasha entered to the parliament in 1908, rose rapidly, became Grand Vizier in 1913. He held this post more than four years. During this time, used this waterfront residence as working office […]

The Karatodori family of Greek origin, was a family that raised the important bureaucrats to the Ottoman State.

Stefan Karatodori who is one of the Karatodori family, was private physician of Sultan Mahmud II and Sultan Abdülmecid. Konstantin Karatodori was first surgeon in History of Ottoman Medicine.

The some waterfront residences in theBosphorus hosted important events of Ottoman history. This building is one of the them too.

Recaizde Mahmut Ekrem who was owner of this waterfront residence, was one of the famous writers of Tanzimat period and his Car Love (Araba Sevdası in Turkish ) book was famous.

Located in İstinye, had this waterfront residence built, in 1870, by ambassador to Iran Muhsin Khan. Later it became the property of Sharif Hussein.

All right, who’s this Hussein?

A dreamer who wants to be king of the region from Arabia to Syria.

The famous agent Lawrence of Arabia is his best friend.

Damat Ferit Pasha who served as grand vizier between 1919 and 1920, was live here as he tried to hampered the Turkish Independence War. He was a British fan and didn’t trust his people. I hate him.

All the names have a historic story in Bosphorus. Why this mansion was called as Haunted Mansion?

This story is a First World War Story.

Beykoz is one of the first lands of the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul. Beykoz’s surroundings are full of villages famous for their natural beauty. So, Beykoz was a place where many Ottoman sultans visited and hunted also Ottoman people were choose these villages as a picnic area. Beykoz was one of the picnic areas of the Ottoman Empire. Beykoz, has […]

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