The first (outer) courtyard called the Birun is the largest of the three. The Ottoman sultans passed through this gate with great pomp when they went out on a campaign and on their return, as well as when going to Friday prayers and for ceremonies. This courtyard was also used as a waiting area preceding important events such as the receiving of foreign ambassadors, Janissaries, servants and horses. This was the only section of the Palace open to the public.
Scholars of Our country will tell about Yavuz Sultan Selim and Sacred Relics at date December 14th Thursday 13:00 in Topkapı Palace with participation of Governor of Istanbul Vasip Şahin with cooperation of İstanbul Directorate of Culture and Tourism and Municipality of Üsküdar