The Pearl Kiosk by the Marmara shore. 18th-century etching by Choiseul-Gouffier.

The Pearl Kiosk (Turkish: İncili Köşk) was a mansion directly located at the banks of the Bosphorus and served as a pleasure building for the Ottoman sultan. It was built in 1590 by the grand vizier Koca Sinan Pasha.


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