Topkapi Palace Harem: Renovation Project After the Fire in the Year 1665

Kocaaslan M.

BELLETEN, vol.76, no.275, pp.45-85, 2012 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 275
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : BELLETEN
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-85


In this article the following issue is taken into consideration; the renovation project started after the fire happened in the year 1076 (1665) in the Harem section within the territory of Topkapi Palace creating the most important symbolical and physical parameter of the Ottoman dynasty and empire. In this context especially the impact of Sultana Turhan, who was one of the most important political power of the period, on the project during the renovation process is discussed.