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The greatness of Ottoman architecture

Architectural monuments to the greatness of the Ottoman Empire stand, not only throughout Turkey but also throughout the many lands under its rule. The Ottomans were prolific builders and some of their finest works are public buildings such as mosques (cami) and their surrounding külliye (complex) consisting of buildings providing for the welfare of the […]

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Türkiye – part one

Did you know that there are 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Türkiye? There are 19 cultural heritage sites and 2 mixed heritage sites. Mixed heritage sites contain elements of both natural and cultural significance. If you enjoy visiting cultural and historic sites, here’s part one of two articles that may help you to choose the ones for […]

Bursa: Culture Capital of the Turkic World

Did you know that Türkiye’s northwestern Bursa, one of the former capital cities of the Ottoman Empire was also the 2022 Culture Capital of the Turkic World? Much of this ancient spa’s prestige derives from the fact that it became the first Ottoman capital in 1326. Bursa has since developed as a vibrant commercial centre […]

Homestyle Iskender Kebab in tomato sauce, pita bread and yoghurt

Iskender Kebab is a speciality of the Bursa region and one of the most popular kebabs to make at home; thin slices of lamb or beef in tomato based sauce served over pide bread with yoghurt and grilled vegetables by the side. It is easier than you think and most delicious… Homestyle Iskender Kebab in […]