The Sultan's Journey and other Turkish Placename Stories

  title={The Sultan's Journey and other Turkish Placename Stories},
  author={I. Aksu},
  pages={163 - 192}
  • I. Aksu
  • Published 2003
  • Philosophy
  • Names
Abstract This article looks at the origin of Turkish placenames from the starting point of an assignment given to a class of students at a university in Turkey. The students' stories have been grouped thematically into 1) Names from antiquity, 2) Ottoman or Turkish origin names, 3) City districts, and present a broad spectrum of examples· from across the country including cities, towns, and villages. The sources the student used, and the reliability of those sources, is discussed. As far as… Expand
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