Explain How Modern Life In Istanbul Essay

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Arda Adar
Javid Aliyev
ELL 473

Modern Life in Istanbul

The Ottoman Empire was one of the greatest empires in the world in the 15th and 16th centuries, but then starting from the end of the 16th century it started to lose its power. At the same time, the intellectual, economic and technological transformations were taking place in Europe, but the Ottomans remained oblivious to these developments.At the end of the 18th century they realized that they were losing power. They made great efforts to regain the power, but it did not really work.

The modernization movements were mostly realized in the Ottoman army at the end of the 18th century.. Many improvements such as construction methods, planning, ornament, new materials, mathematics, drawing, painting, cartography, urban issues, were first utilized by
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There were two important reforms in this charter. One was related with the rights of the people living within the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire and the other was related with the regulation of the urban issues and administration. Mainly, the charter was about equality and order.

The 19th century was an age of change for the Ottoman Empire. In the light of Tanzimat Charter people started to change classic life methods and embrace a European way of living. You could see this effect in architecture, art, relationships, technology, etc. For the first time the empire had a different viewpoint on Europe, the old enemies turned into a focus of inspiration.

In the 19th century Istanbul was divided into three main regions. The first region was the old Istanbul side, Suriçi, which we now call the historical peninsula. The second region was the Galata-Pera region at the opposite side of the walled city; separating them laid the Golden Horn in between. Third region was the Anatolian side, consisting the Üsküdar, Kadıköy and Haydarpaşa
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