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The Bosphorus and Beşiktaş
As you leave the chaos of the city behind, you'll see wooded hills; villages large and small, modern and old-fashioned; the old wooden summer homes called yalıs (waterside houses) that were built for the city's wealthier residents in the Ottoman era.
The Bosphorus and Beşiktaş at a Glance
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