A view of Bursa in the 1890s-Bursa was the first major capital of the Ottoman State between 1335 and 1363. The city was referred to as Hüdavendigar (meaning "God's gift") during the Ottoman period, while a more recent nickname is Yeşil Bursa (meaning "Green Bursa") in reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region.

A view of Bursa in the 1890s-Bursa was the first major capital of the Ottoman State between 1335 and 1363. The city was referred to as Hüdavendigar (meaning "God's gift") during the Ottoman period, while a more recent nickname is Yeşil Bursa (meaning "Green Bursa") in reference to the parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region.

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Gate of Bursa Castle-Orhan, with the help of Jihad commanders at the head of his forces of light cavalry, started a series of conquests of Byzantine territories in northwest Anatolia. First, in 1321, Mudanya was captured on the Sea of Marmara, which was the port of Bursa. He then sent a column under Konur Alp towards West Black Sea coast; another column under Aqueda to capture Kocaeli, and finally a column to capture the southeast coast of the Sea of Marmara. Then, he captured the city of…

Gate of Bursa Castle-Orhan, with the help of Jihad commanders at the head of his forces of light cavalry, started a series of conquests of Byzantine territories in northwest Anatolia. First, in 1321, Mudanya was captured on the Sea of Marmara, which was the port of Bursa. He then sent a column under Konur Alp towards West Black Sea coast; another column under Aqueda to capture Kocaeli, and finally a column to capture the southeast coast of the Sea of Marmara. Then, he captured the city of…

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Mount Uludag in Bursa, Turkey

Mount Uludag in Bursa, Turkey

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Top left: City center, Top right: Zafer Plaza AVM;Middle left: Irgandı Bridge, Middle: Statue of Atatürk, Middle right: Bursa Clock Tower;Bottom left: Bursa Botanical Park, When the Ottoman Turks liberated Bursa in 1324 from the oppressive yoke of the Byzantine Empire, they discovered a heavily oppressed Jewish community. The Jews of Bursa treated the Ottoman Turks as their saviors. Sultan Orhan gave the Jews who previously couldn’t build synagogues permission to build one

Top left: City center, Top right: Zafer Plaza AVM;Middle left: Irgandı Bridge, Middle: Statue of Atatürk, Middle right: Bursa Clock Tower;Bottom left: Bursa Botanical Park, When the Ottoman Turks liberated Bursa in 1324 from the oppressive yoke of the Byzantine Empire, they discovered a heavily oppressed Jewish community. The Jews of Bursa treated the Ottoman Turks as their saviors. Sultan Orhan gave the Jews who previously couldn’t build synagogues permission to build one

1...Sir Steven Runciman, historian of the Crusades, wrote that the sack of Constantinople is “unparalleled in history”...........    “For nine centuries,” he goes on, “the great city had been the capital of Christian civilisation. It was filled with works of art that had survived from ancient Greece and with the masterpieces of its own exquisite craftsmen. The Venetians ... seized treasures and carried them off to adorn ... their town.

1...Sir Steven Runciman, historian of the Crusades, wrote that the sack of Constantinople is “unparalleled in history”........... “For nine centuries,” he goes on, “the great city had been the capital of Christian civilisation. It was filled with works of art that had survived from ancient Greece and with the masterpieces of its own exquisite craftsmen. The Venetians ... seized treasures and carried them off to adorn ... their town.

Bursa - Cumalıkızık Köyü / Bursa - Cumalikizik Village

Bursa - Cumalıkızık Köyü / Bursa - Cumalikizik Village

Tirilye - Mudanya / Bursa, Turkey

Tirilye - Mudanya / Bursa, Turkey

Zekş Müren 1940

Zekş Müren 1940

Ermeni gelini, Hermine Koyabaşyan, Bursa, 1904

Ermeni gelini, Hermine Koyabaşyan, Bursa, 1904

Golyazi, Bursa, Turkey

Golyazi, Bursa, Turkey

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