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Serif Yenen
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Turkish Tour Guide, Turkey Travel Specialist, Guidebook Author, Travel Advisor and Film-maker. Available as a Guest Speaker
Turkish Tour Guide, Turkey Travel Specialist, Guidebook Author, Travel Advisor and Film-maker. Available as a Guest Speaker

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Şerif Yenen ile 2016 Turizm Krizi ve Çözüm Önerileri

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Quick Guide 5: Basilica Cistern, Sunken Palace or Yerebatan?

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Quick Guide 4: Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque?

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Quick Guide 3: One of the Most Unusual Cafes in the World is at Archaeological Museums of Istanbul

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Quick Guide 2: What was Topkapi Palace? How many Ottoman Sultans lived there? What else was it for?

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Quick Guide 1: Hagia Sophia, St. Sophia or Ayasofya?

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Quick Guide 4: Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque?

Being close to the Topkapı Palace, Sultan Ahmed Mosque was regarded as the Supreme Imperial Mosque in İstanbul.

A 19-year-old Sultan, Sultan Ahmed I, started digging ceremoniously in the presence of high officials until he was tired. Thus began the construction in 1609 that continued until it was finished in 1616. He appointed his royal chief architect Sedefkar Mehmed Aga, one
of the apprentices of Architect Sinan, to be in charge of the construction. He designed one of the last examples of the classical period’s architectural style. It incorporates Byzantine architecture with that of traditional Islamic. 

Built by Sultan Ahmed I as a part of a large complex, it is originally called as Sultan Ahmed Mosque. However, visitors fascinated with the beautiful turquoise blue tiles always remember it as the Blue Mosque. The complex consisted of a mosque, tombs, fountains, medreses (schools of theology), a health center, kitchens for the poor, shops, a bath, rental rooms, houses and store houses.

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