Çengelköy (MEGT)
Istanbul (Bosphorus), Türkiye
Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: It is called Çengelköy because when Fatih Sultan Mehmed conquered the city of Istanbul, there were still hooks left at this location from the time of Yanko bin Madyan. The central city is by the sea. Its back is mountainous with gardens, and vineyards like a Persian grove similar to irem gardens. Most of its citizens are non-Muslim Greeks. Though there are few Muslims, the village has perfect palaces of sultans and viziers.

Source: Travel Account, 17th century

-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman


Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Çengelköy.” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.

Istanbul (Bosphorus), Türkiye
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Dates of attested life: 17th century-19th century
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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