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I deleted a claim added in 2005 by 126.96.36.199 that "Sublime Porte" was French for "lofty gate"; this is certainly not the case.
The article equates "Bab-ı Ali" with "High Porte", which makes sense as "Ali" means "high" in Arabic. Now, presumably the High Porte vs. Sublime Porte distinction existed not just in English but in Turkish as well. So what is the actual Turkish word corresponding to "Sublime Porte"? --Saforrest (talk) 15:55, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
"Ali" means "high, lofty, sublime", so Sublime Porte is just a translation of Bab-ı Ali. This article is wrong on many counts. The Sublime Porte refers to the Grand Vizier's offices, not the Palace.(Jpiccone (talk) 18:50, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
Bab Ali and Babi Humayan
I am confused. There are references in books and on the web to the famous Sublime Porte being the Babi Humayan and showing a phtograph of an entirely different gate (see Panoramio[]) to the one shown in the Article. Comments, please Shaibalahmar (talk) 06:38, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
yes, this contradicts what I personally know, every Turk knows and what is stated in Turkish Wikipedia (Vikipedi). the Sublime Porte refers to the 19th century seat of Ottoman Government, which is near Topkapi palace but not at Topkapi palace. the Sublime Porte is now occupied bythe Istanbul governor's office.
Requested move 05 February 2014
Article needs disambiguation. Sublime Porte also refers to a musical compilation by the same name, Voix d'Istanbul, published by Jordi Savall. Reference: http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/performers/savall.html recording number 180 in 2011. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:58, 28 April 2014 (UTC)
- Hardly, since this is the clear primary topic. -- Necrothesp (talk) 00:40, 29 April 2014 (UTC)