Tradition maintained that the area surrounding the emperor's throne within the church was the official center of the world.
There’s about 35 million Internet users in Turkey at this time and about 1/3 are under 15. There’s actually no real translation for the word ‘dating’ in Turkey. Our users don’t want to really disclose their identity.
Coveted by empires across the centuries, straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the world's great metropolises.
Founded around 1000 BC, the colony of Byzantium grew into the Byzantine Empire's great capital of Constantinople and after the Ottoman conquest of the city, retained its glorious place as the heart of their empire.
The most beautiful call of prayer I listened to took place between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia (which although is no longer a mosque, still keeps a prayer room). If you’re ready to shed your inhibitions, then head over to the Turkish bath.
One muezzin would sing out part of the prayer and then the second muezzin would respond from the other minaret. The server will mix the potato with cheese and butter until it’s light and fluffy, and then you can choose from an assortment of toppings including olives, hot dogs, pickles, corn, peas, bulgur and more. For the full experience you’ll want to opt in for the body scrub and massage.