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Bosphorus Bridge(Boğaziçi Köprüsü)

The Bosphorus Bridge is a suspension bridge which located between Ortaköy and Beylerbeyi , spanning the Bosphorus Strait and connecting the continents of Europe and Asia. The bridge was completed on October 30, 1973 and opened by President Fahri Korutürk.

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The Princes Islands
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The district behind Leander's Tower is Uskudar, the historical location for crossings to the European side.

The 16th century mosques and the monumental fountain in the square, and the miniature Şemsi Paşa Mosque and the medrese on the shore, both built by Sinan, are fine examples of Turkish architecture.

The historical Karacaahmet Cemetery is located on the slopes of Uskudar and behind these rise the Carnhca hills. These hills covered with pine groves offer a bird's eye view of the Bpsphorus and the Princes' Islands.


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