Mosaics of Ayasofya

Mosaics of Kariye

Ankara

Atakule, Ankara

Mardin

Safranbolu

Dervishes of the Mevlevi Order performing a ritual dance to commemorate the death in 1273 of their founder, Celaleddin Rumi. Pivoting on one foot as they circle the room-right hand facing heaven, left facing earth- the dancers symbolize spinning planets revolving about God. A mystic poet, Celaleddin was admired for his humanitarian teachings.

Ayasofya Museum

Konya

Sultan Ahmet Mosque

Alanya

Alanya

Bodrum

Dolmabahce Mosque


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