The Turkish Michelangelo, Mimar Sinan, was engaged in 476 structures including:
Istanbul + East London = EastEndBul. A domestic project for some ‘young turks’ in Bethnal Green.
The term “Young Turk” was first used to refer to a nationalist party that was keen on bringing about changes in the political system in Turkey. The members of the party were called ‘Young Turks’ because the founding members were all very young — most were in their early thirties, while a few were in their late twenties. In 1908, the party succeeded in overthrowing Sultan Abdul Hamid II. The term has come to signify “an insurgent in a political party, especially one belonging to a group or faction that supports liberal or progressive policies” but also, and more importantly for this project, denotes a young person, full of new ideas and impatient for change. Young Turks is also the name of the record label based in London/