Hatice Turhan Sultan was haseki sultan of I. İbrahim and the mother of IV. Mehmed. She was one of those who held the sultana position for a long term in Ottoman history. Being generous and philanthropist as the nature of her temperament, Hatice Turhan completed the mosque construction in Eminönü which was founded by Safiye Sultan but left half finished due to the death of III. Mehmed. A kulliye emerged around this mosque along with the construction of tomb, water fountain, school, darulkurra, sultan palace and Spice Bazaar. Hatice Turhan established a variety of foundations apart from the Foundation of New Mosque. The administration of these foundations was undertaken by the Foundation of New Mosque. This study investigates the Hatice Turhan Sultan Foundation’s accounting statements including the dates H. 1111-12/1112-13 (M. 1700-1701/1701-1702) and registered in Books of Harameyn Foundations Accounting no. 1148 in Prime Ministry Ottoman Achieve under no. 1093. The study will investigate the income sources of the foundation, amount of incomes and the quality and distribution of expenses. In addition, financial condition of the foundation, 39 years after its establishment, will be revealed through these statements. Transcripts of the statements are attached to the present study.
Foundation, Hatice Turhan Sultan, Accounting Statements, Kulliye of New Mosque