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STORIES of ROOMS

KÖSEM SULTAN – 1208

KÖSEM SULTAN – 1208

Her name was Mahpeyker…She was a pure beauty like her name…Her deep black eyes lit the gleam of intelligence, her shiny black hair run up to her waist…She would twist her lips with cynicism, she found out that beauty is not enough to upgrade in the Harem…She memorized her lessons that she took in the Palace as if she swallowed them. She was not yet fifteen when she was prepared for the main concubine class…Sultan Ahmet agreed this beautiful, intelligent, dignified pecious pearl flower with all his heart… The influence of young haseki grew so quickly that, before completing the second year of marriage, she became the most reputable women of the harem…Her real name was gradually forgotten…The Sultan was calling her as “Kösem”… Numerous concubines, had attained great wealth…Western ambassadors in Constantinople was alluding as “Sultan Kösem” who is the favourite of the Sultan. Her fame spread to whole Europe before she came to her twenties. Unfortunately, her happiness didn’t  took so long… She became a widow at the age of twentyeight… She was devastated and shaken with terror… She waited patiently until the throne of her son Murat with so much suffering. As murat was twelve years old, she had right to have a say in the government administration. She gained influence in such a short time that no women could ever get this power at past. With its facilities in Uskudar she has built mosques, schools, religious schools, fountains and baths, including a double and many of the complex built Tiled.