• Registration Year

    2014

  • Registered Sector

    Bursa and Cumalıkızık: the Birth of the Ottoman Empire

  • Historical Function

    Political and economic

Registration Criteria

criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi)

Historical Reference

Bursa and Cumalıkızık: The Birth of the Ottoman Empire is a serial nomination of eight component sites in the City of Bursa and the nearby village of Cumalıkızık, in the southern Marmara Region. The site illustrates the creation of an urban and rural system establishing the Ottoman Empire in the early 14th century. The property illustrates key functions of the social and economic organization of the new capital which evolved around a new civic centre. These include commercial districts of khans, kulliyes (religious institutions) integrating mosques, religious schools, public baths and a kitchen for the poor as well as the tomb of Orhan Ghazi, the founder of the Ottoman dynasty. One component outside the historic centre of Bursa is the village of Cumalıkızık, the only rural village of this system to show the provision of hinterland support for the capital.

Mr. Recep Altepe
Mayor of Bursa
Bursa Metropolitain Municipality
Atatürk Cad. Ucak sok. No 1
16020 Bursa, Alemdar, Turkey
Tel:
(+90 224) 441600
Fax:
(+90 224) 2201899
Email:
alo153@bursa.bel.tr
Mr Abdullah Karadag
Deputy Mayor
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality
Atatürk Cad. Uçak Sok. No:1
Bursa, Osmangazi, Turkey
Tel:
+90 224 280 90 41
Fax:
+90 224 225 18 16
Email:
abdullahkaradag16@hotmail.com
Mr Abdülkadir Karlik
Deputy of Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality
Atatürk Road Uçak Street No:1 BP: 16020
Bursa, Osmangazi, Turkey
Tel:
(+90 224) 280 90 41
Fax:
+90 0224 225 18 16
Email:
abdulkadir.karlik@birsa.bel.tr
Ms. Eser Çalikusu
Department of Culture and Tourism - Historical & Cultural Heritage Directorate - Bursa Site Management Unit
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality

Bursa, Turkey
Tel:
+90 224 248 88 68 / +90 224 223 91 89
Fax:

Email:
eser.calikusu@bursa.bel.tr
Prof. Dr. Neslihan Dostoglu
Chair, Department of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
Ataköy Campus, Bakirköy 34156
Istanbul, Turkey
Tel:
(+ 90) 212 498 42 82
Fax:
(+ 90) 212 465 83 08
Email:
n.dostogly@iky.edu.tr
Mr Aziz Elbas
Head of Culture and Tourism Department
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality
Zafer Mah. Ankara Yolu Cad. No:1
Bursa, Osmangazi, Turkey
16240
Tel:
(0224) 716 16 90-91 / (0224) 221 20 48
Fax:
(0224) 716 16 93
Email:
azizelbas@yahoo.com
Ms. Ceren Pala
Department of Culture and Tourism - Historical and Cultural Heritage Branch
Bursa Metropolitan Municipality
Bursa Site Management Unit, B Block Floor : 5
16190 Bursa, Turkey
Tel:

Fax:

Email:
ceren.pala@bursa.bel.tr