Ruins at KucukcekmeceKucukcekmece was inhabited during the Greek and Roman eras and has ruins
Recent HistoryUp until the 1950s Kucukcekmece was very popular as a weekend retreat and the residents of Istanbul would come by train to swim and fish, walk through the woods or just sit by the waterside, and unfortunately due its large area of flat land that could easily be built upon, it has become very industrialised with factories and huge housing projects that still continue to be built today. Avcilar and the campus of Istanbul University , the inlet connects to the Sea of Marmara by a very narrow channel that has fresh water, and the streams that run into the inlet unfortunately carry industrial waste which has made it slightly polluted although efforts are being made to clean it up and the wildlife and different species of birds that were once here are slowly coming back.
Sultan Suleyman BridgeThe famous “Sultan Suleyman Bridge” built by the renowned Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan in 1565 that has been restored and is well maintained spans the lagoon here and although it’s one of his finest constructions it is also one of his least visited monuments.
Living in KucukcekmeceKucukcekmece today has luxury apartment tower blocks and complexes, schools, supermarkets, shopping centres and many other facilities.
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Turkish Food Recipes
Spiced Mutton Liver (Arnavut Cigeri) - Meat Mezes
Courgette Stuffed with Beef - Red Meat Courses
Chickpeas with Meat - Legume Courses
Spinach with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses
Lamb Stew - Red Meat Courses
Pepper Dolma with Olive Oil - Rice & Pasta Dishes