Author(s): Oya ENYURT
The efforts of modernization of government and establishment of bureaucratic staff in Ottoman empire commencing Tanzimat epoch could not prohibit some people, who have “secret statute”, from various occupation groups from creating interim staff. At the end of the 19 th century, it is noteworthy that some people from various occupation groups, including non-Muslim minorities, had a voice about politics and subjects concerning directly to the society via their close relation with the palace. Some conditions resulting from Abdülhamit’s pragmatic regimen allowed professionals to use their status in the areas excluding their original occupations. From this aspect, it captures attention that they converted their status into achievement in the areas outside their own professions. This article evaluates two architects from oannidis family (father and son) penetrating areas excluding their professional activities and transforming their professional status by relating to their lives during Abdülhamit’s regimen.