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DOLMABAHÇE PALACE

DOLMABAHÇE PALACE

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Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid (1839-1861) who was the thirty first Ottoman Sultan. The palace, whose construction commenced on June 13th, 1843, was brought into use on June 7th, 1856, upon completion of surrounding walls. The palace mainly consists of three parts, named as the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem. The Imperial Mabeyn was allocated for administrative affairs of the state, Imperial Harem was allocated for private lives of the sultan and his family and the Muayede Salon, placed between these two sections, was allocated for exchanging of bayram greetings of sultan with dignitary statesmen and for some important state ceremonies. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge over the Bosphorus

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

       The Bosphorus Strait which separates the European side from the Asian side of Istanbul is spanned by two bridges, one called the Bosphorus and the second, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul

Bosphorus Bridge

Two bridges cross the mythical Strait of Bosphorus and connects Europe to Asia. Construction of the oldest, which bears simply the name of the Bosphorus Bridge, started in 1970 and his inauguration on 30 October 1973.

Starting from Ortakoy on the European side and arriving at Beylerbeyi on the Asian side, it measures 1071 meters long 39 meters wide and 105 meters high. No boats over 64 meters high can go under. Read the rest of this entry »

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