Day archives: November 27th, 2019

The Presidential Palace In Turkey Is The House Of A Robbed Armenian Family – Turkish Historian

The Presidential Palace In Turkey

According to Turkish historian Baskin Oran, the Turkish presidential palace (Çankaya Mansion) used to belong to the Armenian family of Kasabians who lived there before the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The historian published his statement in “Milliyet” in response to an article in the Ankara newspaper titled “The Presidential Palace is a gift from the …

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Balyans were representatives of a noble Armenian family of Ottoman architects. They had a direct impact on the architectural appearance of modern Istanbul, having for a century and a half erected palaces, villas, pavilions, mosques, churches, and various other buildings in the ancient city. On the European side of the Bosphorus, on the border …