Murad III

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Murad III,

1546–95, Ottoman sultan (1574–95), son and successor of Selim II. He was dominated by his harem, and although his generals were successful against Persia, his reign marked the beginning of the decay of the Ottoman Empire (Turkey). His son Muhammad III succeeded him.
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The Sinan PaE-a ancient complex is valued as one the most important historical buildings in the area because it was dedicated to Sinan PaE-a, the grand vizier in the times of sultans Murat III and Selim III.
Turkish Culture & Tourism Ministry official Murat Suslu, who attended an international meeting on the 40th anniversary of the Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export & Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, said that the Iznik pottery in tombs of Ottoman sultans Selim II, Murat III and Mahmut I were replaced with their imitations during a restoration in 1883 by French expert Albert Drogny, adding that those pottery were now in the inventory of Louvre Museum in France.
In "My Name is Red," his sixth novel set among a group of court miniaturist painters in the 16th century court of Murat III, he presents the divide between East and West in terms of aesthetic styles.
"Try to discover who I am from my choice of words and colors," we are told toward the opening of the novel in a chapter entitled "I Will Be Called a Murderer." The ensuing narrative, in a manner similar to Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose, gradually pushes toward a resolution of the mystery while at the same time giving us a flavor of life in the days of Sultan Murat III and introducing us to the rich traditions of miniaturist painting.
Murat III sent it to Hungary as an incentive to his army.
The novel blends mystery, romance, and philosophical puzzles, opening a window on the reign of Ottoman Sultan Murat III during nine snowy winter days in the Istanbul of 1591.