Ceramics form a major part of Turkey's
artistic tradition. The development of tile
and ceramics art began as early as 11th
During the 15th and 16th century Iznik
developed into a prominent center of
production supplying decorative tiles for
the new palaces and mosques of Istanbul.
Today both traditional types of ceramics
and modern pieces are produced in Iznik,
Kutahya and Canakkale.