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Istinye bay

İstinye is a neighbourhood in Istanbul, on the European side of the city. It is located between Emirgan and Yeniköy on the northwestern shore of the Bosphorus, within the district of Sarıyer. It is one of the finest seashore locations on the Bosphorus where people walk around during the weekends. İstinye is famous for its cafés and seafood restaurants. A small bay is also among the things that make İstinye a preferred location to visit.

In Antiquity it was called Leosthenion (Greek: Λεωσθένιον), corrupted to Sosthenion (Greek: Σωσθένιον) in the Middle Ages.[1] The village was the site of the Michaelion, a famous church and monastery dedicated to St. Michael in Byzantine times.[2]

Since 1995, the headquarters of the Istanbul Stock Exchange is located in İstinye.[3]

Additionally, the neighbourhood is in close proximity to one of Istanbul's newest shopping malls, İstinye Park, which was opened in 2007. Istinye Park aims at the high-end consumer group and is mostly dedicated to the world's famous fashion brands.[4]

Historic and current sites in İstinye

See also


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  3. ^ Istanbul Stock Exchange: "İMKB’nin Kuruluşundan İtibaren Önemli Gelişmeler" (Timeline of important events since 1985)
  4. ^ İstinye Park: Stores

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