Swedish Empire Outpost
Wow! That big a place for the Swedish consulate?! Sweden is a country of only nine million people!
The Swedish Embassy in Constantinople (Istanbul) was established here in the late 1600s under the reign of the royal House of Vasa when Sweden was one of Europe’s great powers.
Kings Charles XI and Charles XII controlled most of the Baltic region, which put them at odds with Russia, Turkey’s longtime natural adversary, so the Ottoman sultan was their natural ally.
This was one.