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Turkish Delight: 3 Cities Filled With Art, Architecture, Design and So Much More

Turkey, whose staggeringly beautiful art, architecture and design has been dramatically informed in part by its former rule under the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, is—for those in the know—the next great design destination. With an up-and-coming crop of interior designers, architects and runway maestros sitting side-by-side with artisans who humbly practice their craft as their ancestors did centuries ago, there’s no better time to take a closer look at this vibrant country.



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Posted by Kim Christianian on 3/26/2014 2:30:30 PM

Too bad their culture is tainted by the Armeinian Genocide which the Ottoman Turks perpetrated against their Armenian population in 1915 slaughtering 1.5 million innocent civilians!

Posted by Paul Richer on 3/26/2014 9:37:40 PM

My wife and I travelled through Turkey a few years back and loved the people, the food and the culture. All great cultures have their tainted pasts, oh well.

Posted by kimberly on 3/26/2014 10:53:45 PM

All great cultures have their tainted pasts, oh well? Are you flipping kidding me? Talk about a man who is afraid to get honest and oh...have feelings. That was the most disrespectful lazy careless comment possible.

Posted by Pattie on 3/27/2014 12:15:34 AM

What gorgeous architecture! I would love to visit the bazaar in Istanbul and take in all the textiles and beautiful embroidery as well.

Posted by Casey Waller on 3/27/2014 9:31:43 AM

It's important to note that all the great Ikat and Suzani designed pillows and fabric are produced by the peoples of Uzbekistan in Central Asia and imported and sold in Turkey . Even the pieces done in the old Ottoman designs are actually produced in Central Asia. Some designers in New York have even tried to take credit for Suzani designs in carpets that were produced in Bokhara in the 19th century. Credit should be given where credit is due,Casey Waller,CaravanSerai.