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The Golden Horn, with deep romanticism, divides the European side of Istanbul into two.It is an inlet for about eight kilometers long.Due to the plenty fish in the sea and its shape, it has been given the name ”Golden Horn”.For many years, the Byzantines prevented the invasion of Constantinople from the sea.That was until, Mehmed the Conquerer, conquered the city by taking his ships across the land, catching the Byzantines off guard.

The shores of the Golden Horn that used to be an excursion spot during the Ottoman period, has lost its quality completely because of air and water pollution as a result of uncontrolled development of industry.However, a campaign that was started in the 1980’s is now very close to bringing the Golden Horn back to its former glory days.

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