The Wild Reed: Istanbul. Mimar Koca Sinan Aga (ca – usually shortened to Mimar Sinan (“Architect Sinan”). No other single designer has ever shaped a city as Sinan did Istanbul during his 50 years as chief royal architect for three Ottoman sulta
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı was born Ahmet Âgâh on December 1884 in Skopje, then in the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. Wikipedia was a leading Turkish poet and author, as well as a politician and diplomat.