MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of the OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN IBRAHIM

Sultan Ibrahim's reign saw very cold periods, with the Golden Horn and even the Bosporus freezing at times. The sultan was held responsible for famines in Istanbul, which ultimately brought about his end
21 Ocak 2022 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD IV

The reign of Sultan Murad IV, known as the conqueror of Baghdad, is notable for halting the prevailing lawlessness and rebelliousness while restoring the authority of the state
14 Ocak 2022 Cuma

THE WINNER GETS THE GIRL!

Fatima Hanım was famous for her beauty and intelligence. Sultans and princes would line up to marry her. However, she set only one condition for her suitors...
11 Ocak 2022 Salı

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of the OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN OSMAN II the YOUNG

Sultan Osman II, who assumed the throne in a turbulent time for the country, had genius and many projects on his mind. However, he was inexperienced due to his age, which turned into his calamity
6 Ocak 2022 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MUSTAFA I

Sultan Mustafa I took the Ottoman throne twice after his brother diverged from ascension traditions, ruling from November 1617 to February 1618, then again from May 1622 to September 1623
31 Aralık 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN AHMED I

Sultan Ahmed I’s reign is often misevaluated as dim due to the turbulent era in which he ruled, plagued by wars and rebellions, all while lacking capable aides.
24 Aralık 2021 Cuma

OTTOMAN CLOCK TOWERS: THE VOICE of the RULE

It is important to know the time for worship, which is why Muslims have always given special importance to the clock. Watchmaking is therefore an auspicious profession and erecting a clock tower was historically seen as a good deed
23 Aralık 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED III

Sultan Mehmed III, who was the last prince to be sent to the governorship and ascended to the throne in the Ottoman Empire, conquered Eger and won't the Battle of Keresztes
17 Aralık 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE: SULTAN MURAD III

Although it is said that Sultan Murad III was under the influence of the women in his harem and his courtiers, his reign, which saw lengthy wars against Iran, was a glorious period. Social and economic deterioration within the Ottoman state started after the death of the tender-hearted ruler
10 Aralık 2021 Cuma

AN OTTOMAN PRINCE on the THRONE of PALESTINE

The sultanate of Palestine was offered to Şehzade (prince) Mahmud Şevket Efendi, the grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz. Into whose hands did Palestine, which once did not consent to an Ottoman prince, fall into?
9 Aralık 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SELIM ll

The children of great people are often destined to remain in their father's shadow, no matter how many virtues they have. Despite all his virtues, Sultan Selim II likewise remained in the shadow of his father, Sultan Suleiman I, who was a magnificent ruler
3 Aralık 2021 Cuma

LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS IN ISLAM AND OTTOMANS

Flowers are exceptional children of nature. They are perhaps the most pleasing for the eye and the soul due to their harmonious shapes, beautiful colors and unique scents.
30 Kasım 2021 Salı

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SULEIMAN the MAGNIFICENT

The 10th and longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire ruled over a huge empire with his just administration, military and diplomatic genius for 46 years
26 Kasım 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SELIM I

Despite his short time on the throne, the reign of Sultan Selim, also known as Selim the Resolute, is notable for the enormous expansion of the Ottoman Empire, particularly the conquest of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt
18 Kasım 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN BAYEZID II

Although the reign of Sultan Bayezid II, the eldest son and successor of Mehmed the Conqueror, was stable in terms of military activities, it was a time of renewal and scientific, economic and administrative developments for future conquests
11 Kasım 2021 Perşembe

WITH WHOM WOULD OTTOMAN SULTANS MARRY?

There were many female service providers in the Ottoman palace, and the most proficient would become the spouses of the sultans
10 Kasım 2021 Çarşamba

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED the CONQUEROR

Sultan Mehmed II's conquest of Istanbul earned him the immortal title of 'conqueror.' Following his triumph, the Ottoman sultan transformed Istanbul into the biggest European city of the time, reviving it through reconstruction
7 Kasım 2021 Pazar

MIGHTY SOVERINGS OF THE OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD II

Although he willingly abdicated the throne in 1444, Sultan Murad II was a successful sovereign who expanded Ottoman cities considerably, helping the country prosper with important developments
29 Ekim 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of the OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED I

As he saved the Ottoman Empire from a great depression, Sultan Mehmed I is compared by historians to the Prophet Noah, who saved believers with his ark
23 Ekim 2021 Cumartesi

WHAT IS ‘THE FIRE PETITION’ IN OTTOMANS

In the Ottoman Empire, anyone with complaints against civil servants could submit a petition to the sultan as he went to the mosque for attending Friday prayers. This was regarded as the last resort
21 Ekim 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN BAYEZİD I

While the life of Sultan Bayezid I, the fourth ruler of the Ottoman throne, burned brightly, it had a bitter end
16 Ekim 2021 Cumartesi

UK OWES ITS EXISTENCE to OTTOMANS

The relations between Britain and the Turks started late. However, the bilateral ties have left their mark on recent history
14 Ekim 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREİGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD I

While his predecessor, Osman and Orhan ghazis, had gathered a nation and created a state, Sultan Murad I improved his lands, making a prosperous country from it for all citizens
9 Ekim 2021 Cumartesi

NO SUCH LOVE! THE STORY of TAJ MAHAL

The Taj Mahal, chosen as one of the 'Seven Wonders of the New World,' is the fruit of a legendary love story. Countless people from all over the world visit this unique work built by Muslim Turks in India, but most are unaware of its history
8 Ekim 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVERINGS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN ORHAN

As Orhan Ghazi's actions during his reign showed his great military and administrative abilities, some historians describe him as the true founder of the Ottoman Empire
1 Ekim 2021 Cuma

WHO SOLD PALESTINE?

The Rothschild family, which issued loans to major governments and dominated the world, also wholeheartedly supported the dream of establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine
30 Eylül 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN OSMAN I

Osman, a just and energetic tribal leader and military commander, lent his name for his small realm that went on to dominate world affairs for nearly seven centuries
24 Eylül 2021 Cuma

DIDN’T THE OTTOMANS KNOW GEOMETRY? THE CASE of BARON de TOTT

French engineer Francois Baron de Tott once asked Ottoman madrassa professors what the sum of the angles of a triangle amounted to, receiving the answer 'it depends on the triangle' from one. He then clung to this response thinking he had the opportunity to humiliate the Turks
23 Eylül 2021 Perşembe

WHO WAS THE 'OTTOMAN PADISHAH'?

The Ottomans, who came to Anatolia with a tribe of 400 tents from Turkistan, established Anatolian unity within a century and became the direct successors of the Seljuks. Over time, they built an empire that ruled over three continents
17 Eylül 2021 Cuma

WHERE IS NOAH'S ARK?

People have been searching for the Prophet Noah's Ark in Anatolia for centuries. Is this ark really here? Are the research and studies money traps used to deceive naive religious people?
8 Eylül 2021 Çarşamba