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In Istanbul’s private retreats of the sultans, time stands still

Sumary of In Istanbul’s private retreats of the sultans, time stands still:

  • Nestled in a valley a short taxi drive inland from Beşiktaş wharf on the European shores of the Bosporus, İhlamur Kasri was built on land originally used as a haşbahçe, an imperial garden.
  • Safiye Sultan wanted to Islamicize the venue by construction a mosque.
  • Even now, moss-covered stones carved with the archery records of various sultans lie half-hidden in the grounds.
  • It started again in 1661 by order of Valide Turhan Sultan, the mother of Sultan Mehmet IV, who had been brought into the palace as a slave and eventually became the king consort of one sultan, and mother of the next.

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