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Merkez, Beykoz

Merkez is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Merkez is located in Istanbul
Merkez (Istanbul)
Coordinates: 41°08′04″N 29°05′36″E / 41.13444°N 29.09333°E / 41.13444; 29.09333
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)

Merkez or Beykoz Merkez is a neighbourhood in the municipality and district of Beykoz, Istanbul Province, Turkey.[1] Its population is 5,870 (2022).[2] It is the city center of Beykoz district and one of its 45 neighborhoods on the Anatolian/Asian side of Istanbul.[3]

Looking at its administrative borders, Yalıköy and Ortaçeşme neighborhoods lie in the north; to the northeast is Akbaba; Elmalı village is to the east; İncirköy neighborhood is to the southeast; Gümüşsuyu is to the south; and to the west is the Bosphorus Strait.

The 500-year-old Onçeşmeler (İshak Ağa Fountain), the work of Mimar Sinan and taking its latest form in 1746 AD/1159 AH, is located in the square on the coast.[4][5] The historical Serbostani Mustafa Ağa Mosque (1809 AD/1229 AH) stands next to it.[6] The upper quarter was known as the Armenian Quarter with its Surp Nigoğayos Church first built in 1776.[7]

A fishing community thrives on the coast of Merkez.


  1. ^ Mahalle, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Mahallelerimiz". Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  4. ^ "Tarihi Onçeşmeler yeniden can buldu!". (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  5. ^ "Beykoz Belediyesi Resmi Web Sitesi İshak Ağa Çeşmesi (Onçeşmeler)". 2017-04-21. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017. Retrieved 2022-04-21.
  6. ^ Crane, Howard (2003). Mustafa Ağa. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
  7. ^ "Ermeni Mahallesi yeniden doğuyor". Retrieved 2022-04-21.
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