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Uftade & Ummu Sinan

Uftade & Ummu Sinan

Uftade (died 988/1580)

Uftade whose real name is Mehmed Muhyiddin was born in Bursa. He played an important role in the development of the Celvetie religions order. He was the sheik of Aziz Mahmud (died 1038/1628) who wrote countless significant poems using the name Hüdai. His sheik was Haci Bayram Veli (died 833/1429-1430) who was one of the caliphs of Hizxr Dede. He is buried in the tomb next to the Hisar Mosque of Bursa. Aziz Mahmud Hüdai wrote about his sheikh in some of his writings Uftade wrote a divanche and a sermon book displaying strong religious characteristics.

Ümmü Sinan (died 976/1568-1569)

His real name is Ibrahim. It has been said that he was bora either in Bursa or Karaman. He founded the Sinaniye branch as an attribute to the Halvetie order. His tomb is in Eyüp Convent. Seyyid Seyfullah who was mentioned in thisessay previously was his most famous disciple. Having produced a sufficient amount of poetry, he was one of Yunus Emre`s loy

Istanbul Palaces and Kasirs

Istanbul Palaces and Kasirs

Dolmabahce Palace

Sultan Abdulmecit moved his court from Topkapi Palace to Dolmabahce Palace in 1855.

The palace that was built in showy style called Sekerci Style, is built by the Armenian Balyan family.

It forms a complex with Dolmabahqe Mosque and the Clock Tower. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, died in this palace in 1938. The interior decoration of the palace is in harmony with the complexity of the exterior surface which extends as far as 500 meters parallel to the sea.

(Open between 9 AM -4 PM everyday except Monday and tbursday, Dolmabahce Caddesi (Dolmabahce).

Dolmabahce Palace, constructed in 1855, after Topkapi Palace, is an imposing building on the sea shore.

Aynali Kavak Kasri

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