The Mother Sultans – 1 / Safiye Sultan

For 400 years, one of the most important roles in the Ottoman Empire was that of a woman: The Mother Sultan. In this blog series, we focus on some these powerful, effectual woman and their harritage in today’s Turkey.
Safiye Sultan… Foreigners described her as smart, intelligent, elegant, witty, proud and “a man of his word”…

ST. STEPHAN BULGARIAN CHURCH also known as the IRON CHURCH is again in our ISTANBUL TOURS

The 120-year old iconic church reopened after seven years of restoration. This one and only iron church of the World was built in 1898 by the Bulgarian community of Istanbul.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira
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