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İbrahim Pasha Palace, which is claimed to be bigger and more magnificent than Topkapı Palace by the history has been the stage of many weddings, feasts and celebrations as well as rebellions and turmoil and called with the name of İbrahim Pasha after the death of this person in 1536. It has been used by other grand viziers, and had functions such as barracks, embassy palace, register office, Janissary band house, sewing workshop and prison.

The palace located around four big internal courtyards has been made of stone in contrast with many Ottoman civil buildings, most of which are wooden, therefore it could reach today and has been repaired between the years 1966 – 1983 and has been born again as the new building of Turkish and Islamic Works Museum. The section, which is used as a museum today, is the big ceremony hall of the palace and the 2nd courtyard surrounding it, which have been the subject of all Ottoman miniatures of the palace and the gravures and tables of Western artists.

Turkish and Islamic Works Museum has been awarded with the Special Jury Award of Museum of the Year Competition of the European Council in 1984 and with the prize given by European Council – Unesco for its studies for making the children love the culture inheritance.

Turkish and Islamic Works Museum, that is among the important museums of the world in its class has works from almost all periods and all types of Islamic art with its collection exceeding forty thousand works.

Turkey ... More and more Islamic ... More and

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More vile .... More and more dangerous .
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish Prime Minister, was arguing that al-Bashir could not be guilty of genocide because he is a Muslim, and that the Sudanese ruler was free to visit Turkey without fear of being extradited to The Hague.
This view is at odds with that of the International Criminal Court, which in 2010 made legal history by indicting al-Bashir on genocide charges, the first time such a charge had been made against an incumbent head of state.
This followed the issuing of an arrest warrant by the ICC for al-Bashir in 2009 for war crimes and crimes against humanity; again, the first time such a warrant had been issued for a current head of state

Greek islanders visit Turkey for grocery shopping  — Daily Sabah
.. many people come to Turkey from the Greek Islands including Lesbos. "Greek tourists come to Kemeraltı between 10:00 a.m. and 04:30p.m. Within this time period, they spend [quite a bit].


Turkish History muhteşem yüzyıl?

Salam, I have been watching muhteşem yüzyıl and was wondering that according to history books we read in middle east, the "Sultan" was the ruling religious leader (Grand Mufti) but many things according to muhteşem yüzyıl , the Sultan was doing many things that has nothing to do with Islam. For example having sex with women whose not their wives, slavery, killing his own son etc....

So was he the religious head or just a normal king? And why these actions were considered as "Normal" during that era?

Muhteşem yüzyıl is a very bad series I think it should be banned, it doesn't explain the Turkish history well and people start to believe that people were like that back in history. It is not a good representation.

Who was Suleiman I of Muslim?

Does anybody know who Suleiman I (Suleiman the first) of Muslim was? I need to know for history class. Thanks

Süleyman I, called The Magnificent (1494-1566), sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1520-1566), during whose reign the empire reached its zenith of power and splendor.

Süleyman was born on November 6, 1494, in Trabzon (Trebizond), the son of Selim I. In 1521, at the beginning of his reign, Süleyman captured the Hungarian city of Belgrade (now in Serbia). The following year he repelled the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, a military and religious order, from the island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea. In 1526 he again invaded Hungary, killing Louis II, king of Hungary, and incapacitating…

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