Turkish Architecture

Turkey, its geographic location straddling Europe and Asia, is historically influenced by the Ottoman, Byzantine, European, Persian, Arab, Roman, Greek, and Armenian cultures.

These influences are reflected in the architecture of the many historic cities of Turkey, especially Istanbul (formerly Constantinople, which appeared on some maps until the 1960’s).

Palais de Dolmabahce

Dolmabahçe Palace (1842-1853) Istanbul, Turkey – European period

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey – Galata Bridge on the Bosphorus Strait

Modern Istanbul, Turkey

Modern Istanbul, Turkey – Financial District

Hagia Sofia Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sofia – Byzantine architecture

Ephesus ancient Greek city in modern day Turkey

Ephesus – ancient Greek city in Izmir Province, Turkey