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Istanbul in Fatih district, Istanbul Province, Turkey
 

Gulhane Park

Gülhane Parkı

 
 
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By Sue Swackhamer, May 10, 2015
1. Gulhane Park Marker
Inscription. English:
Gulhane Park used to be the exterior yard of Topkapi Palace during the Ottoman Period, encompassing rose gardens and a grove.

Gulhane was landscaped and transformed into a park in 1912 during the period of Cemil Topuzlu, former Mayor of Istanbul, and became public. Its total area is around 163 decares. On the right side of the entrance lie the busts of former mayors. A path of trees on both sides passes through the center of the park. Right and left to this path, there are some resting places and a playground. On right side of the slope curling through the Bosphorus, there is the sculpture of Asık Veysel and a little above at the end of the slope lies the Column of the Goths from the Romans.

Sarayburnu Park used to be in the main park connected by a bridge over Sirkeci railway line. The park was later separated from Gulhane with the coastal road (1958).

The park was restorated (sic) by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality in 2003. The Imperial Edict of Reorganization, which is the first concrete step of democratization in Turkish history, was declared by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mustafa Resit Pasha on 3 November 1839 during the period of Abdulmecid, in the Gulhane Park and therefore it is also known as ”Gulhane Hatt-ı Humayun”
 
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Gulhane Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sue Swackhamer, May 10, 2015
2. Gulhane Park Marker
Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality).
 
Location. 41° 0.656′ N, 28° 58.738′ E. Marker is in Istanbul, Istanbul Province, in Fatih district. Marker can be reached from Alemdar Caddesi just from Soǧuk Çeşme Sokak, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Alemdar Caddesi No:22, Istanbul, Istanbul Province 34112, Turkey.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alay Pavillion (within shouting distance of this marker); Pasakapisi (within shouting distance of this marker); The Remnants of the Theodosian Hagia Sophia (5th Century) (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Hagia Sophia (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Basilica Cistern (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); a different marker also named The Basilica Cistern (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Türbe (Tomb) of Sultan Selim II (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Million (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Istanbul.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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