Episode 5: Topkapi Palace of the Ottomans
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
9M ago
—Sections of the Topkapi Palace —What was the Divan? —Imperial Kitchens —Ascension to throne ceremony —Who ascended the throne when a sultan died? —Funeral services of the sultans —Difference between a sultan and a caliph —Ceremony of Janissaries’ salaries —Palace school (Enderun) —Topkapi movie of Melina Mercouri and Peter Ustinov —What are Islamic Holy Relics? —Various skills of Ottoman sultans —Who were Tressed Halberdiers? —Forbidden section of the palace —Who were black eunuchs? —Were Concubines slave girls kept for the pleasure of the sultan ..read more
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Episode 4: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Top Must-See Place in Turkey
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
9M ago
Episode 4: Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya —Is it Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya? How is it pronounced? —How many other 1500-year-old intact and still functioning monuments can you show from around the world? —A typical Byzantine monument? No. —How many times was it built? —Who killed 30.000 people? —World's largest temple for a minimum of 1000 years. —How was it converted into a mosque? —Mosaics of Ayasofya —Marble techniques —Prior knowledge of flying buttresses —Where to eat when you are there ..read more
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Episode 3: History of Istanbul, Turkish Period
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
9M ago
Episode 3: History of Istanbul, Turkish Period -Turks, their arrival in Anatolia, the foundation of the Selçuk and Ottoman empires, and how Ottomans converted the Mediterranean Sea into a Turkish lake.   -What religion were Turks before?   -Who were Seljuks?   -When and where was the Ottoman Empire established?   -Who captured Constantinople, and how?   -Who was Sick Man of Europe?   -Who was the Hero of Gallipoli?   -Lausanne Treaty and proclamation of Turkish Republic.   -Reforms of Atatürk.   -Women were made eligible to vote in elections and to ..read more
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Episode 2: History of Istanbul, Early Times & Byzantine Period
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
9M ago
History of Istanbul, Early Times & Byzantine Period Neolithic finds in Istanbul  Opposite the blind people’s land  The city of Byzas: Byzantion  World’s largest medieval shipwreck collection  Constantine becomes the sole emperor of the Roman Empire Roman version of Alexander the Great  Believer of Christianity or used Christianity for his political propaganda?  Council of Nicaea  From a small town to the Roman capital  Roman, Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire?  Nika Revolt of 532 AD  Walls of Constantinople  Fourth Crusade  Parti ..read more
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Episode 1: Basics & Orientation about Turkey
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
9M ago
In this episode, Serif gives you the basics and an orientation about Turkey. He answers questions like below. If you have the opportunity, you may like to take a look at a Turkey map while listening to the podcast. Where is Turkey located? What does Turkey mean? Geography of Turkey. Biblical Mountains and Rivers Largest Cities in Turkey Population of cities and the country How to visit Turkey? From where to start? Which cities to visit? How is Turkish Cuisine ..read more
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Trailer: Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
9M ago
Turkish Odyssey Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen Turkish Odyssey focuses primarily on travel destinations and the best places to visit in Istanbul, Cappadocia, Kusadasi, Ephesus, Troy, Göbekli Tepe and many other places in Turkey. It covers everything from cultural information about places of interest to practical information like how to travel or what to eat in these places. Serif Yenen is a lecturer guide, international speaker, part-time university instructor and author of tens of guidebooks. Serif is a Smithsonian lecturer with more than ten lectures at the Smithsonian Associ ..read more
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Episode 4: Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Top Must-See Place in Turkey
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
2y ago
Episode 4: Hagia Sophia - Ayasofya —Is it Hagia Sophia or Ayasofya? How is it pronounced? —How many other 1500-year-old intact and still functioning monuments can you show from around the world? —A typical Byzantine monument? No. —How many times was it built? —Who killed 30.000 people? —World's largest temple for a minimum of 1000 years. —How was it converted into a mosque? —Mosaics of Ayasofya —Marble techniques —Prior knowledge of flying buttresses —Where to eat when you are there ..read more
Visit website
Episode 5: Topkapi Palace of the Ottomans
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
2y ago
—Sections of the Topkapi Palace —What was the Divan? —Imperial Kitchens —Ascension to throne ceremony —Who ascended the throne when a sultan died? —Funeral services of the sultans —Difference between a sultan and a caliph —Ceremony of Janissaries’ salaries —Palace school (Enderun) —Topkapi movie of Melina Mercouri and Peter Ustinov —What are Islamic Holy Relics? —Various skills of Ottoman sultans —Who were Tressed Halberdiers? —Forbidden section of the palace —Who were black eunuchs? —Were Concubines slave girls kept for the pleasure of the sultan ..read more
Visit website
Episode 3: History of Istanbul, Turkish Period
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
2y ago
Episode 3: History of Istanbul, Turkish Period -Turks, their arrival in Anatolia, the foundation of the Selçuk and Ottoman empires, and how Ottomans converted the Mediterranean Sea into a Turkish lake.   -What religion were Turks before?   -Who were Seljuks?   -When and where was the Ottoman Empire established?   -Who captured Constantinople, and how?   -Who was Sick Man of Europe?   -Who was the Hero of Gallipoli?   -Lausanne Treaty and proclamation of Turkish Republic.   -Reforms of Atatürk.   -Women were made eligible to vote in elections and to ..read more
Visit website
Episode 2: History of Istanbul, Early Times & Byzantine Period
Turkish Odyssey, Discover Istanbul and Turkey with Serif Yenen
by Serif Yenen
2y ago
History of Istanbul, Early Times & Byzantine Period Neolithic finds in Istanbul  Opposite the blind people’s land  The city of Byzas: Byzantion  World’s largest medieval shipwreck collection  Constantine becomes the sole emperor of the Roman Empire Roman version of Alexander the Great  Believer of Christianity or used Christianity for his political propaganda?  Council of Nicaea  From a small town to the Roman capital  Roman, Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire?  Nika Revolt of 532 AD  Walls of Constantinople  Fourth Crusade  Parti ..read more
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