URBAN LAND USE IN THE MOATS OF ISTANBUL AND GALATA LAND WALLS


Han A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF HISTORY-TARIH DERGISI, no.64, pp.27-71, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF HISTORY-TARIH DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-71

Abstract

After the conquest of Istanbul, the moats of Istanbul and the Galata Land Walls lost their military purpose and became sites for other activities. During the Ottoman period, the moat surrounding the Istanbul land walls was used as a market garden and that surrounding the Galata was used as a site for rope-spinning manufacturing; this was the result of a deliberate decision. Attempts to prevent housing at the foot of the walls contributed to the creation of production sites, which served as a protection zone for the land walls. This study examines the land use of the moats and the dynamics of urban development at the time the Galata Land Walls were demolished.