Living legends

  • A genealogical tree of the first thirty Ottoman sultans, from Osman I (1299-1324) to Mahmut II (1808-1839)

Seven hundred years of history came full circle in September 1999 when the exiled membersof the Ottoman family flew in from around the globe for a reunion in a former palace by the Bosphorus. Azize Ethem, an Ottoman princess by marriage, tells the tale of Turkey’s most fascinating dynasty.