- What’s On
One of those understated Tulip Period moments in Üsküdar’s humdrum square that brought life and civilisation to all the villages along the Bosphorus in the 18th century. The Ahmed III Fountain (III. Ahmet Çeşmesi) in Ükskudar stands across the square from Sinan’s Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, on one side, and the mosque built by Ahmed III for his mother, the Yeni Valide Camii.
Contributions by Andrew Finkel, Harriet Rix, Tim Cornwell et al. Photographs by Monica Fritz, Brian McKee, Fritz von der Schulenburg