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Ishak Pasha Palace

Date of Submission: 25/02/2000
Criteria: (i)(iii)(iv)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministry of Culture
Coordinates: 39°31' N – 44°08' E Ishak Pasha is located in Dogubeyaz~t in the East of Turkey.
Ref.: 1410
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Description

Ishak Pasha Palace on the Silk Route near the Iranian frontier, is situated on a high and vast platform of strategic importance on an area of 7600 meter square. It is not at all in the Ottoman tradition but is rather a mixture of Anatolian, Iranian and North Mesopotamian architectural tradition. The traditional model used in the construction of the Royal Palaces in the capital cities like Bursa, Edirne and Istanbul was taken as an example in the design of Ishak Pasha Palace. The western influence in Ottoman architecture during the post-classical period can be observed is Ishak Pasha Palace.