A new documentary on famous Ottoman sailor and cartographer Piri Reis will reveal little known details of his life as well as his relations with Christopher Columbus
Culture Minister Nabi Avcı on June 28 refuted recent reports that wedding and circumcision ceremonies have been held in the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey’s western province of İzmir.
Istanbul has received its share of knocks over time, but it remains the planet’s most beautiful city, according to long-time travel guide and writer Saffet Emre Tonguç. The city resists with the strength it takes from its 8,500 years of history, Tonguç says
After a number of scientific reports raised the alarm that Istanbul’s historic Topkapı Palace is sliding steadily toward the sea, officials have launched a restoration effort that is planned to take around three decades.
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There is no question that there is an augmenting quest for anything Ottoman in the recent years.
Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace Museum is undergoing the most comprehensive restoration project in its history. The ongoing 24 projects are expected to cost 220 million Turkish Liras, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı has said in a statement
Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace is facing risk of collapse, as it has been determined that the ground on which it is situated is sliding toward the Sarayburnu district on the coast of the Marmara Sea
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
Hürriyet reporter Ömer Erbil will be awarded the Turkish Journalists Association’s (TGC) Sedat Simavi Award for his reporting on the danger of a collapse at Istanbul’s historic Topkapı Palace in September
A new exhibition by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilization (ANAMED) puts the walls of Istanbul and the surrounding area under the spotlight
Restoration at Topkapı Palace is ongoing step by step, and risky buildings at the complex will be strengthened, the Turkish Culture Ministry has said in response to an opposition lawmaker
Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı reveals that Istanbul will receive a new opera building in the place of the Atatürk Culture Center (AKM) in Taksim, saying ‘the AKM has completed its life’
A 250-year-old Ottoman-era building in Istanbul’s Fatih district has undergone an unauthorized restoration, prompting investigations by authorities.
Author George Junne speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan
Major renovation efforts worth around 10 million Turkish Liras at Istanbul’s historic Topkapı Palace have started, after deep crevices were found in the treasury room of the Ottoman-era palace in July
Category: İLBER ORTAYLI
Where does Turkey’s history of modern museums start? If we exempt the works sold from the Ottoman palaces, it can be said that the Hagia İrene Church within Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace was the first place where it started.
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums, home to artifacts from various periods of history, is celebrating its 125th year.
Istanbul’s Basilica (Yerebatan) Cistern, will be on the silver screen all around the world thanks to the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s thriller “Inferno.”
Recent reports on the risk of collapse in one of the pavilions of Topkapı Palace follow decades of neglect of Turkey’s historical heritage, the journalist who broke the story, Ömer Erbil, tells the Hürriyet Daily News. ‘The current administration, as well as previous ones, have never governed Istanbul with the awareness that it is a historical city,’ Erbil says
Turkish Culture Minister Nabi Avcı visited Istanbul’s historical Topkapı Palace on Oct. 3 after news reports that the popular Ottoman-era tourist site is riddled with dangerous cracks in its treasury room
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