Khedive Palace

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The Khedive Palace () or Çubuklu Palace, Çubuklu Summer Palace, (Çubuklu Sarayı); Hidiv Mansion; located on the Asian side of the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey, was a former residence of Khedive Abbas II of Egypt and Sudan. The name of the residence is alternatively rendered in English as the Khedive Pavilion or the Khedive Mansion.

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Abbas II (reigned 1892-1914) was the last Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. Unlike his predecessors, Abbas II sought co-operative relations with the Ottoman Empire, whose sovereignty over Egypt had effectively been rendered purely theoretical ever since Muhammad Ali's seizure of power in 1805. Abbas saw this as a potential means of undermining the British occupation of Egypt and Sudan. As part of his efforts at improving relations with the Ottoman Porte, Abbas made several visits to the Ottoman capital Istanbul, and commissioned Italian architect Antonio Lasciac (1856-1946) assisted by Delfo Seminati, to build a summer residence at the Bosporus..

The palace, completed in 1907, was designed in the Art Nouveau style, mainly inspired by Italian villas of the Renaissance era, incorporating characteristics and details of neo-classical Ottoman......
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