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Preparedness underway for Istanbul's conquest celebrations.

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Preparedness is underway to celebrate the 563rd anniversary of the Istanbul's conquest by Ottoman Empire. Within the context of the preparations, which is scheduled to celebrate in ystanbul's Yenikapy neighborhood, a big stage shaped as "city wall" is being established to symbolize the conquest of the ystanbul. Turkey's biggest and historical city of ystanbul was conquered by Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II., who is also known as Fatih the Conqueror, in 1453 from Byzantium Empire.

Huge celebration, which is expected to attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an and Prime Minister Binali Yyldyrym is scheduled to held 29th of May, will be held in Yenikapy Meeting Area. A big stage is being established in the size of 4500 square-meter area to revive the conquest of ystanbul.

Officials are working day and night to celebration which will be held by sound and light performance.

The Ottomans were commanded by 21-year-old Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, who defeated an army commanded by Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. The conquest of Constantinople followed a 53-day siege that had begun on 6 April 1453.

The capture of Constantinople (and two other Byzantine splinter territories soon thereafter) marked the end of the Roman Empire, an imperial state that had lasted for nearly 1,500 years. The Ottoman conquest of Constantinople also dealt a massive blow to Christendom, as the Ottoman armies thereafter were left unchecked to advance into Europe without an adversary to their rear. After the conquest, Sultan Mehmed II transferred the capital of the Ottoman Empire from Edirne to Constantinople. Several Greek and other intellectuals fled the city before and after the siege, with the majority of them migrating particularly to Italy, which helped fuel the Renaissance.

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Friday, May 27, 2016 SOURCE CyHAN

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-Var of officials working very hard for celebrations

-Var of materials being transported by the help of crane

-Var sound and light performance

-Var of officials at the Yenikapy meeting area

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