Architectural Styles of Turkey: Ottomans to Today

The Ottoman style in architecture is a style that originated and developed during the existence of the
Ottoman Empire (1299-1922). It is distinguished by a special combination of Islamic, Byzantine, and
Persian architectural traditions. This style was especially common in cities and settlements that were
under the control of the Ottoman Empire, such as Istanbul, Edirne, Bursa, Damascus, Jerusalem, and

Early Turkish Architecture: Seljuk Influence

The architecture of the Seljuks was predominantly Islamic, with its own peculiarities associated with
Turkic traditions and culture. One of the main features of the architecture was the use of domes and
arches, which were characteristic of Islamic architecture, but with their own unique features.
The Seljuks also used elements of Byzantine and Persian architecture, which made their style unique.
For example, they often used mosaics and frescoes to decorate their buildings, which was not typical for other Islamic countries.

Magnificent Ottoman Architecture

Ottoman architecture is an architectural style that was common in the Ottoman Empire between the
13th and 19th centuries. This style is characterized by a combination of Byzantine, Islamic, and Persian elements, which makes it unique and recognizable.
One of the main features of Ottoman architecture is the use of domes and semi-domes to cover prayer halls and other important rooms. Arches, lancet windows, and columns are also often used in this style to create accents and divide the space.

Neoclassical and Neo-Ottoman styles

Neoclassical style was used in Europe in the late XVIII - early XIX century. It is based on classical forms and proportions of ancient architecture. The neoclassical style is characterized by the simplicity and rigor of forms, the use of columns, arches, and other elements of classical architecture. There are many neoclassical buildings in Turkey.

Neo-Ottoman style is a rather popular architecture in Turkey. It combines elements of Ottoman and
Islamic architecture. It is characterized by the use of domes, arches, lancet windows, and other
traditional for Turkey elements.

Modernism And Subsequent Periods

Modernism appeared later in Turkey than in other countries and had its own characteristics. For
example, traditional Turkish elements such as domes and arches were used in architecture, but they
were combined with modern forms and materials.

Diversity Of Architectural Styles In Turkey's Regions

You can find all of the above mentioned architectural styles in Turkey. This is especially noticeable in
Istanbul. There are historical and modern districts in the city. Buildings that were built in the 8th-10th
century are still in some districts.
Modern developers often use a mix of styles to create a unique object. You can buy a property in one of the development projects of the company Stay Property in compliance with your financial features and demands.

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