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Many Many thanks to Benoit at #culinarybackstreets Istanbul for a lovely day of the best street food, while discovering parts of a city I’d never have known were there! These photos are only a fraction of the things we tried. Learning about the history, the people, and the regions that gave birth to these dishes make it very meaningful. #cometoturkey #discoveristanbul #whenthecountrytrumpsimuslim

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019) The layout of the Third Courtyard was established by Mehmed II. While Mehmed II would not sleep in the harem, successive sultans after him became more secluded and moved to the more intimate Fourth Courtyard and the harem section. The Hünername miniature from 1584 shows the Third Courtyard and the surrounding outer gardens. #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019) The Third Courtyard is surrounded by the quarters of the Ağas, page boys in the service of the sultan. They were taught the arts, such as music, painting and calligraphy. The best could become the Has Oda Ağası or high-ranking officials. #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019) Beyond the Gate of Felicity is the Third Courtyard (III. Avlu), also called the Inner Palace (Enderûn Avlusu), which is the heart of the palace. It is a lush garden surrounded by the Hall of the Privy Chamber (Has Oda), the treasury, the harem and the library of Ahmed III. #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019) The resolutions made by the Imperial Council were recorded in the Registries of Important Events (Mühimme Defterleri). The place of referral for the Imperial Council was the Audience Chamber (Arz Odası), located just inside the Gate of Felicity. On days appointed for the reception of petitions, after the meeting in the Domed Chamber had concluded, the viziers would come here at appointed times and present formal written proposals (lâyiha) to the grand vizier. #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019)⁣ ⁣ Meetings of the Imperial Council would occur four times a week at the Domed Chamber located beneath the Tower of Justice (Kasr-ı Adl). ⁣The adjacent domed space served as the office of the Imperial Council’s secretary, while the last room served as the Imperial Archives (Defterhâne). ⁣ ⁣ #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019)⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The Sultan or the Valide Sultan was able to follow deliberations of the council without being noticed from a window with a golden grill. The window could be reached from the imperial quarters in the adjacent Tower of Justice (Adalet Kulesi). From this window, his Noble Excellency sometimes watched the events of the divan, checking the truth of affairs. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣Though an Imperial Council under the leadership of the Ottoman sovereign had met ever since the empire was established, sultans ceased to chair the council’s meetings personally in the time of Sultan Mehmed II. Instead, they would simply follow the proceedings by sitting in a small room separated from the meeting chamber by a grille. They would, however, signal when the proceedings were at an end, either by striking the grille with their scepter or, more rarely, by means of an oral announcement.⁣ ⁣⁣ #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı

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DAY 4 (14.02.2019) The rather modest three-dome space of the current Domed Chamber, from which the empire was governed for a good portion of its history, was constructed in the 16th century on the order of Suleiman the Magnificent as a replacement for the wooden council chamber that had been built together with the original palace. #istanbul #istanbulturkey #istanbullovers #istanbulmoments #istanbultrip #istanbulpage #istanbulcity #istanbulphotos #istanbulphotography #discoveristanbul #turkey_photo #turkeytravel #turkeyday #turkeyinstagram #turkey #turkeytrip #instaturkey #turkeyhome #trip182 #turkeystagram #igturkey #turkiye #turkeyholiday #travelturkey #phototurkey #topkapipalace #topkapi #topkapı #topkapisarayi #topkapısarayı