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The Imperial Council (Dîvân-ı Hümâyûn) building is the chamber in which the ministers of state, council ministers (Dîvân Heyeti), the Imperial Council, consisting of the Grand Vizier (Paşa Kapısı), viziers, and other leading officials of the Ottoman state, held meetings. It is also called Kubbealtı, which means "under the dome", in reference to the dome in the council main hall. It is situated in the northwestern corner of the courtyard next to the Gate of Felicity.

The Imperial Council (Dîvân-ı Hümâyûn) building is the chamber in which the ministers of state, council ministers (Dîvân Heyeti), the Imperial Council, consisting of the Grand Vizier (Paşa Kapısı), viziers, and other leading officials of the Ottoman state, held meetings. It is also called Kubbealtı, which means "under the dome", in reference to the dome in the council main hall. It is situated in the northwestern corner of the courtyard next to the Gate of Felicity.

CHORA CHURCH, ISTANBUL TURKEY

CHORA CHURCH, ISTANBUL TURKEY

Explore the glitz and glamor that is Dolmabahce Palace.

Explore the glitz and glamor that is Dolmabahce Palace.

White Garden Pansion in Antalya, Turkey - Book Budget Hotels with Hostelworld.com

White Garden Pansion in Antalya, Turkey - Book Budget Hotels with Hostelworld.com

Guven Cave Hostel in Goreme, Turkey - Find Cheap Hostels and Rooms at Hostelworld.com

Guven Cave Hostel in Goreme, Turkey - Find Cheap Hostels and Rooms at Hostelworld.com

Cappadoccia Rock Valley Pension in Goreme, Turkey - Find Cheap Hostels and Rooms at Hostelworld.com

Cappadoccia Rock Valley Pension in Goreme, Turkey - Find Cheap Hostels and Rooms at Hostelworld.com

Ufuk Hotel Pension in Goreme, Turkey - Book B&B's with Hostelworld.com

Ufuk Hotel Pension in Goreme, Turkey - Book B&B's with Hostelworld.com

Kale's Homestay in Antalya, Turkey - Book B&B's with Hostelworld.com

Kale's Homestay in Antalya, Turkey - Book B&B's with Hostelworld.com

Photos of Otel Tahran

Photos of Otel Tahran


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Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park

Sit in the square in Ortakoy.

Sit in the square in Ortakoy.

Everything you need from Grand Bazaar Istanbul is now available online! Visit www.grandbazaarshopping.com for hundreds of unique Turkish Handcrafts!

Everything you need from Grand Bazaar Istanbul is now available online! Visit www.grandbazaarshopping.com for hundreds of unique Turkish Handcrafts!

Maybe when I return I will be able to do. Sorry this participant was not as educated on Turkish bathing , but appreciate her sharing. I Got Naked in a Turkish Bath and It Was Not Entirely Embarrassing

I Got Naked in a Turkish Bath and It Was Not Entirely Embarrassing

Maybe when I return I will be able to do. Sorry this participant was not as educated on Turkish bathing , but appreciate her sharing. I Got Naked in a Turkish Bath and It Was Not Entirely Embarrassing

Make like the Turks and find a place to sit along the Bosphorus and stare at the water.

Make like the Turks and find a place to sit along the Bosphorus and stare at the water.

wintery adventures to be had around Lake Çıldır and Veliköy (article by Pat Yale)

wintery adventures to be had around Lake Çıldır and Veliköy (article by Pat Yale)

From the moment I arrived in Istanbul I liked the sound of the call to prayer; I find it comforting, somehow. When I moved into my first apartment in this city I was happy to find that the call of the muezzin (the man who “sings” the call to prayer from the minarets) in the small mosque just behind me was probably my favorite of all the calls I’d heard so far. Believe me, not all muezzins are created equal. Some have great voices and others not so great. And yes, it is definitely live.

From the moment I arrived in Istanbul I liked the sound of the call to prayer; I find it comforting, somehow. When I moved into my first apartment in this city I was happy to find that the call of the muezzin (the man who “sings” the call to prayer from the minarets) in the small mosque just behind me was probably my favorite of all the calls I’d heard so far. Believe me, not all muezzins are created equal. Some have great voices and others not so great. And yes, it is definitely live.

An expert on karagoz (Turkish shadow puppets) shares his expertise.

An expert on karagoz (Turkish shadow puppets) shares his expertise.

If you take our Playing Around Istanbul workshop, we will play here!

If you take our Playing Around Istanbul workshop, we will play here!

If you're very, very lucky and poke your way into the right corners, you might find something like this.

If you're very, very lucky and poke your way into the right corners, you might find something like this.

BBase: I need to check this place out!

BBase: I need to check this place out!

Meet Mike, owner, with his two brothers, of the fabulous Kybele Hotel. Demonstrating what Istanbul does best: merging the old and the new.

Meet Mike, owner, with his two brothers, of the fabulous Kybele Hotel. Demonstrating what Istanbul does best: merging the old and the new.

Visit the over-the-top 19th century home of Sultans, Dolmabahce Palace.

Visit the over-the-top 19th century home of Sultans, Dolmabahce Palace.

Visit the Prince's Islands, a short ferry ride from Istanbul, for a quiet afternoon. No cars are allowed, only horse-drawn carriages and bikes. This is what the island police "cars" look like.

Visit the Prince's Islands, a short ferry ride from Istanbul, for a quiet afternoon. No cars are allowed, only horse-drawn carriages and bikes. This is what the island police "cars" look like.

Visit the Istanbul Archeological Museum and its world-class collection. Or have a moment with one of Istanbul's many street cats. Or both :)

Visit the Istanbul Archeological Museum and its world-class collection. Or have a moment with one of Istanbul's many street cats. Or both :)

Galata Mawlavi House Museum Whirling dervishes every Sunday.

Galata Mawlavi House Museum Whirling dervishes every Sunday.