MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE: SULTAN MURAD III

Although it is said that Sultan Murad III was under the influence of the women in his harem and his courtiers, his reign, which saw lengthy wars against Iran, was a glorious period. Social and economic deterioration within the Ottoman state started after the death of the tender-hearted ruler
10 Aralık 2021 Cuma

AN OTTOMAN PRINCE on the THRONE of PALESTINE

The sultanate of Palestine was offered to Şehzade (prince) Mahmud Şevket Efendi, the grandson of Ottoman Sultan Abdülaziz. Into whose hands did Palestine, which once did not consent to an Ottoman prince, fall into?
9 Aralık 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SELIM ll

The children of great people are often destined to remain in their father's shadow, no matter how many virtues they have. Despite all his virtues, Sultan Selim II likewise remained in the shadow of his father, Sultan Suleiman I, who was a magnificent ruler
3 Aralık 2021 Cuma

LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS IN ISLAM AND OTTOMANS

Flowers are exceptional children of nature. They are perhaps the most pleasing for the eye and the soul due to their harmonious shapes, beautiful colors and unique scents.
30 Kasım 2021 Salı

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SULEIMAN the MAGNIFICENT

The 10th and longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire ruled over a huge empire with his just administration, military and diplomatic genius for 46 years
26 Kasım 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN SELIM I

Despite his short time on the throne, the reign of Sultan Selim, also known as Selim the Resolute, is notable for the enormous expansion of the Ottoman Empire, particularly the conquest of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt
18 Kasım 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS OF OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN BAYEZID II

Although the reign of Sultan Bayezid II, the eldest son and successor of Mehmed the Conqueror, was stable in terms of military activities, it was a time of renewal and scientific, economic and administrative developments for future conquests
11 Kasım 2021 Perşembe

WITH WHOM WOULD OTTOMAN SULTANS MARRY?

There were many female service providers in the Ottoman palace, and the most proficient would become the spouses of the sultans
10 Kasım 2021 Çarşamba

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED the CONQUEROR

Sultan Mehmed II's conquest of Istanbul earned him the immortal title of 'conqueror.' Following his triumph, the Ottoman sultan transformed Istanbul into the biggest European city of the time, reviving it through reconstruction
7 Kasım 2021 Pazar

MIGHTY SOVERINGS OF THE OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD II

Although he willingly abdicated the throne in 1444, Sultan Murad II was a successful sovereign who expanded Ottoman cities considerably, helping the country prosper with important developments
29 Ekim 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of the OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MEHMED I

As he saved the Ottoman Empire from a great depression, Sultan Mehmed I is compared by historians to the Prophet Noah, who saved believers with his ark
23 Ekim 2021 Cumartesi

WHAT IS ‘THE FIRE PETITION’ IN OTTOMANS

In the Ottoman Empire, anyone with complaints against civil servants could submit a petition to the sultan as he went to the mosque for attending Friday prayers. This was regarded as the last resort
21 Ekim 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREINGS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN BAYEZİD I

While the life of Sultan Bayezid I, the fourth ruler of the Ottoman throne, burned brightly, it had a bitter end
16 Ekim 2021 Cumartesi

UK OWES ITS EXISTENCE to OTTOMANS

The relations between Britain and the Turks started late. However, the bilateral ties have left their mark on recent history
14 Ekim 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREİGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN MURAD I

While his predecessor, Osman and Orhan ghazis, had gathered a nation and created a state, Sultan Murad I improved his lands, making a prosperous country from it for all citizens
9 Ekim 2021 Cumartesi

NO SUCH LOVE! THE STORY of TAJ MAHAL

The Taj Mahal, chosen as one of the 'Seven Wonders of the New World,' is the fruit of a legendary love story. Countless people from all over the world visit this unique work built by Muslim Turks in India, but most are unaware of its history
8 Ekim 2021 Cuma

MIGHTY SOVERINGS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN ORHAN

As Orhan Ghazi's actions during his reign showed his great military and administrative abilities, some historians describe him as the true founder of the Ottoman Empire
1 Ekim 2021 Cuma

WHO SOLD PALESTINE?

The Rothschild family, which issued loans to major governments and dominated the world, also wholeheartedly supported the dream of establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine
30 Eylül 2021 Perşembe

MIGHTY SOVEREIGNS of OTTOMAN THRONE: SULTAN OSMAN I

Osman, a just and energetic tribal leader and military commander, lent his name for his small realm that went on to dominate world affairs for nearly seven centuries
24 Eylül 2021 Cuma

DIDN’T THE OTTOMANS KNOW GEOMETRY? THE CASE of BARON de TOTT

French engineer Francois Baron de Tott once asked Ottoman madrassa professors what the sum of the angles of a triangle amounted to, receiving the answer 'it depends on the triangle' from one. He then clung to this response thinking he had the opportunity to humiliate the Turks
23 Eylül 2021 Perşembe

WHO WAS THE 'OTTOMAN PADISHAH'?

The Ottomans, who came to Anatolia with a tribe of 400 tents from Turkistan, established Anatolian unity within a century and became the direct successors of the Seljuks. Over time, they built an empire that ruled over three continents
17 Eylül 2021 Cuma

WHERE IS NOAH'S ARK?

People have been searching for the Prophet Noah's Ark in Anatolia for centuries. Is this ark really here? Are the research and studies money traps used to deceive naive religious people?
8 Eylül 2021 Çarşamba

WHO DOES THE SİNGLE GRAVE IN THE TOMB OF PROPHET MUHAMMED BELONG TO?

When Aisha died, she could not be buried in the Prophet's tomb. Because there was a single burial place left in the room. This place is reserved for another person. Who?
4 Eylül 2021 Cumartesi

WHAT IS AND ISN’T SHARIAH?

The measure of fairness of each legal system is determined in its own concept. Taken into consideration are things such as whether the judges apply the rules of law, whether they are impartial and whether they can be influenced by bribes
27 Ağustos 2021 Cuma

AFGHANISTAN: BEFORE TALIBAN, AFTER TALIBAN

The Soviets staged a coup in Afghanistan and occupied the country to protect the puppet government, which later asked for help. Since that day, poor people in the country have struggled with increasing troubles
19 Ağustos 2021 Perşembe

Q&A: Everything you need to know about hajj, Islam's holy pilgrimage

"The first purpose of the hajj is to fulfill Allah's will," Islamic law professor Ekrem Buğra Ekinci told the Daily Sabah.
9 Ağustos 2019 Cuma

THE STORY OF THOSE THAT REJOICE ON MAWLID AL-NABI

During the Ottoman Era, Mawlid al-Nabi used to be celebrated with magnificent grandiose ceremonies as it was a public holiday.
16 Aralık 2018 Pazar

TURKEY AND THE US: AN ON-AGAIN AND OFF-AGAIN RELATIONSHIP

After World War II, the United States began to show close interest in Turkey, seeing it as a safety valve against communism and the Soviet Union. However, this judgement has never seen any bearing.
9 Aralık 2018 Pazar

JERUSALEM IN THE HEART

U.S. President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has stirred the pot and the motives of this eccentric president, who falls on the world's agenda with every action he takes, are unclear
14 Aralık 2017 Perşembe

LOVE OF CATS A SIGN OF FAITH IN ISLAM

Cats are known to be ungrateful while dogs are renowned for their loyalty. However, this is not the case in Islamic-Turkish culture, where cats and dogs held a place completely different
11 Aralık 2017 Pazartesi