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A view of the Kuruçeşme skyline from the Bosphorus
A view of the Kuruçeşme skyline from the Bosphorus
Neighborhoods of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey.
Neighborhoods of Beşiktaş district in Istanbul, Turkey.
Kuruçeşme is located in Istanbul
Location of Kuruçeşme in Istanbul, turkey
Coordinates: 41°03′N 29°02′E / 41.050°N 29.033°E / 41.050; 29.033
Kuruçeşme Latitude and Longitude:

41°03′N 29°02′E / 41.050°N 29.033°E / 41.050; 29.033
Country  Turkey
Region Marmara
Province Istanbul
District Beşiktaş
 • Total3,123
Time zone UTC+3 ( EET)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC+3 ( EEST)
Postal code
Area code0-212

Kuruçeşme is a neighborhood in Beşiktaş ilçe (district) of İstanbul, Turkey. It is on the European side of Bosphorous between the neighborhoods of Ortaköy and Arnavutköy. [1]

Historically, the neighborhood was called by various names such as Bithias or Bythias, [2] [3] Kalamos, Amopolos, [4] Bytharia. It was located in ancient Thrace and inhabited through Roman times. The present name refers to a historical fountain from the 15th century mosque built by Osman Efendi, the chief tezkire poet of Ottoman sultan Mehmed II (reigned 1444–1446, 1451–1481), and means literally the "Dried fountain". [1]

Finish point of the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim at Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kuruçeşme.

The population of Kuruçeşme is 3,123. The popular concert venue Turkcell Kuruçeşme Arena was situated in Kuruçeşme, [4] which is now the Mandarin Oriental Hotel due to open 2020. [5] [6] [7] The Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kuruçeşme is the finish point of the annual Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim. [8]


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  2. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 53, and directory notes accompanying.
  3. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  4. ^ a b "Bosphorus Tour Guide – European Side - Kuruçeşme". Tour Guide. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  5. ^ "Mandarin Oriental Announces New Hotel And Residences In Istanbul". Mandarin Oriental The Hotel Group. 1969-12-31. Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  6. ^ "Kuruçeşme Arena'ya veda!." CNN Türk (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  7. ^ QuarkPlayer, player-inline {display: inline-block;padding-bottom: 56 25%;position: relative;width: 100%;z-index: 5;} player-box {height: 100%;left: 0;position: absolute;top: 0;width: 100%;}$ ready{quarkPlayer = new; autoPlay: 'scroll'; false, subTitles; true, showAds; false, showNotification; showB; true, widthSelector; false, customMenu; Preload: 'Auto'. "Kuruçeşme Arena Mandarin otel oluyor". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2019-06-13.
  8. ^ "Route". Turkish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-07-10.