KADıKöY (Turkish pronunciation: ( listen ); in Byzantine
* 1 History
* 2 Modern life
* 2.1 Transport * 2.2 Politics * 2.3 Education * 2.4 Shopping * 2.5 Housing * 2.6 Attractions, entertainment and eating
* 3 Surrounding residential areas
* 3.1 Coastal areas * 3.2 Inland areas
* 4 Architecture * 5 Sport * 6 Religion
* 7 International relations
* 7.1 Twin towns – Sister cities
* 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links
Kadıköy is an older settlement than most of those on the Asian side
of the city of
At the time of the conquest,
The major Haydarpaşa Terminal of the Turkish State Railways is located close to Kadıköy's centre, having served east and south-bound international, domestic and regional trains, the terminal closed due to infrastructure works in 2013 and remain closed. Haydarpaşa Terminal was opened in 1908 as the terminus of the İstanbul-Baghdad and İstanbul-Damascus-Medina railways.
The centre of
Kadıköy today is the transportation hub for people
commuting between the Asian side of the city and the European side
Public transportation with terminus in Kadıköy: Bus system
* 4 Kadıköy- Bostancı ring (via Bağdat Avenue ) * 8A West Ataşehir * 10B Bostancı * 16 Pendik (via Bağdat Avenue ) * 17 Pendik (via so-called minibus way) * 19F Yeditepe University * 19M Ataşehir via Ataşehir Boulevard. * 130A Tuzla * 222 Pendik (via Bağdat Avenue ) * E-10 Sabiha Gökçen Airport * ER1 Ring Erenköy (passes through Bağdat Avenue ) * ER2 Ring Erenköy (passes through Bağdat Avenue ) * FB1 Ring Fenerbahçe (passes through west point of Bağdat Avenue ) * FB2 Ring Fenerbahçe (passes through west point of Bağdat Avenue ) * GZ1 Ring Göztepe (passes through Bağdat Avenue ) * GZ2 Ring Göztepe (passes through Bağdat Avenue )
To European side,
* 110 Taksim * 112 Taksim * 500A Edirnekapı
For more lines, visit: http://www.iett.istanbul/en/main/hatlar Metro Metro sign at Kadıköy
* M4 Kadıköy- Kartal (extension to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport under construction)
* T3 (Ring) Mühürdar-Bahariye-Moda (in centrum)
The centre-left Republican People\'s Party (CHP) is usually successful in Kadıköy in both local and national elections. Since the mid-1990s the mayor has been from the CHP . Former mayor S. Öztürk is often credited with the recent growth in the number of shopping and leisure areas around Kadıköy, especially since the pedestrianisation of Bahariye Street, which many say has become the Kadıköy equivalent of İstiklal Avenue , including its nostalgic trams, on the European side of Istanbul.
Marmara University has most of its buildings in Kadıköy, including
the large and elegant
Haydarpaşa Campus, while the largest private
Another private institution for higher education, the Doğuş University , is situated in the Acıbadem neighborhood of Kadıköy.
There are also remarkable high schools such as
Atatürk Fen Lisesi ,
Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi , Mustafa Saffet Anadolu Lisesi , İstanbul
Anadolu Lisesi ,
Various new year decorations in Kadıköy
Kadıköy is a busy shopping district, with a wide variety of atmospheres and architectural styles. The streets are varied, some being narrow alleyways and others, such as Bahariye Caddesi, being pedestrian zones . Turkey's biggest food market is there, starting next to the Osman Ağa Mosque, and has an immense turnover of fresh foods and other products from all around Turkey, including a wide range of fresh fish and seafood, olive oil soap, and so on. There are also modern shopping centres, most notably the large Tepe Nautilus Shopping Mall behind the center of Kadıköy, and pavements crowded with street vendors selling socks, unlicensed copies of popular novels, and other products. In the streets behind the main post office , there is a large number of well-known bookshops selling both new and second-hand books, craft-shops and picture-framers, and a number of shops selling music CDs and related ephemera such as film posters and T-shirts. Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music is sold in the arcade named Akmar Pasajı, where associated items are also sold. On Sundays this area becomes a large second-hand book and music street market. Being a crowded shopping district, Kadıköy has many buskers, shoe shine boys, glue sniffers and schoolchildren in the streets selling flowers, chewing gum and packets of tissues.
At the top of the shopping district there is an intersection, with a statue of a bull, called Altıyol (Six Ways), where a road leads to the civic buildings and a huge street market called Salı Pazarı (Tuesday Market). The working-class residential districts of Hasanpaşa and Fikirtepe are located behind the civic buildings.
There is a lot of residential property in the centre of Kadıköy, mostly somewhat dilapidated today, but there are still quiet suburban streets. The area is home to many students as well as a small number of foreign residents.
ATTRACTIONS, ENTERTAINMENT AND EATING
The market area is mostly closed to traffic and contains a wide variety of fast food restaurants serving toasted sandwiches, hamburgers and döner. There are also traditional Turkish restaurants and patisseries, bridge schools, wine houses, bars with jazz, folk and rock music, as well as working class tea and backgammon houses.
Behind the coast, lies a large shopping and residential district winding uphill to the Bahariye Caddesi pedestrian zone. This area was transformed during the economic boom of the 1990s and shops were opened and bars at surrounding.
Kadıköy's entertainment is generally not of the affluent type. It has a more working class ambiance; therefore, it is easier to find food of the like of kebab and fried mussels than haute cuisine , although one of İstanbul's most traditional Turkish cuisine representatives, Yanyalı Fehmi Lokantası and the foreign tourist attracting Çiya is found here. Also oldest candy maker Hacı Bekir and chocolate maker Baylan located in Kadıköy.
Kadıköy does not have as much nightlife as
nightlife also continues much later into the night), nor does it have
Nişantaşı\'s style of shopping or the
SURROUNDING RESIDENTIAL AREAS
Along the coast, away from the centre of Kadıköy, there are many expensive shops and the area becomes more upmarket in neighbourhoods such as Moda and Fenerbahçe , which are attractive, long-established residential areas. These both lie within the bounds of the borough of Kadıköy, and have many restaurants, cafés and bars by the sea. There is a path here along the sea-front from Kadıköy; the tram to Moda calls here.
Moda is an old, quiet, cosmopolitan
Another smart new district is Acıbadem. This area has one of the best-known private hospitals in the city and a long avenue of smart cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours.
Beyond this area, the huge stadium of
Fenerbahçe Football Club
dominates the skyline. From here, the long shopping street named
Bağdat Caddesi (Baghdad Avenue) heads east and there are many
affluent neighbourhoods between the avenue and the coast. Until the
1950s these areas, such as Kalamış, Göztepe , Caddebostan, Bağdad
Avenue, Erenköy , and Suadiye, were full of summer houses and
mansions for the city's wealthy upper middle class. Since the
From Bostancı onwards the economic level progressively lessens, so there are more retired and working-class residents here. There are no more villas, excepting some on the coast at Dragos, and the apartment buildings are narrower and less widely spaced. Bostancı itself is a busy shopping district built around a railway station.
Inland from the coast there is a great deal of housing development:
some of this has little infrastructure, while most is more expensive,
especially in areas such as Kozyatağı and
İçerenköy . These
districts house many of İstanbul\'s upper-middle class residents.
These neighbourhoods are mainly built around wide avenues and
tree-lined streets, with four to six-storey apartment buildings that
have sizable gardens and car-parking around them. Especially in
Kozyatağı, there are old Ottoman houses nearly in every houses'
garden (Each house or apartment has a big garden with parking lots and
arbours while these gardens used to be the old house's). Kozyatağı,
Suadiye and Kazasker used to be one of the most popular summer areas
In the late 1990s, new luxury housing developments such as Ataşehir began to be constructed in the previously undeveloped area north of the E5 highway. These have their own shops, private colleges, sports centres and other facilities. Ataşehir separated from Kadıköy in 2009 elections.
Kadıköy has many houses from the Ottoman and some from Roman period which are hidden in its side streets. Some of them have been turned into cafés, pubs and restaurants, particularly serving seafood and rest of them waiting for restoration.
Yeldeğirmeni is an important neighbourhood in terms of architecture.
The district is home to the major Turkish multi-sport club
Fenerbahçe SK and their football stadium, the Şükrü Saracoğlu
Stadium . Following important victories, all neighbourhoods of
Kadıköy are crowded with celebrating people. The stadium hosted the
2009 UEFA Cup Final . The area also has a rugby union team, Kadıköy
Rugby , which was the first official rugby club in
The multi-purpose arena of
Caferağa Sport Hall , located in the
center of Kadıköy's shopping district, is home to the basketball
teams of Alpella (men team) and
The district was also home to KadıköySpor, a basketball club that evolved into the current top-level club Anadolu Efes .
Kadıköy has been always a place with population belonging to the
three main religions,
See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in
TWIN TOWNS – SISTER CITIES
Kadıköy is twinned with:
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