Living in Yenikapi and the EconomyAt first glance Yenikapı appears to be rather uninteresting, sitting in between the hectic Kennedy Road and a large car showroom but the vast stone-walled
Yenikapi HarbourYenikapı is home to a huge harbour that has been there since Byzantine times and where many sunken medieval ships have been discovered. The docks today are used by the huge sea buses that run to the Marmara Islands, Bursa , Yalova and Bandirma .
Yenikapi Underground StationThere is an underground station being built at Yenikapı that will be part of the huge Marmaray Project.
Greeks, Armenians & Turks in YenikapiYenikapı was predominantly a Greek neighbourhood until in 1453 when Sultan Mehmed II resettled many Armenians here. Turkish Muslims then started to move into the neighbourhood constructing mosques and other religious buildings although today the area is better known for its many bars and nightclubs.
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