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THE CITY WALLS OF İSTANBUL

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The yellow coloured cut stones stretch on and on.At regular intervals there is a tower.Many, a Byzantine and Ottoman soldier has looked on from these towers.Its city walls are Istanbul’s military face and right beside them, civilian İstanbul, with its tight rows of houses, begin.

These walls were abandoned and fell into disrepair when they were no longer functional in the nineteenth century.For many years they were used as shelter by homeless people.In 1953 on the occasion of the five-hundredth anniversary of the conquest, a restoration project was begun.Thus, the city walls have been restored the their former appearance.

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