The Conservation of Ottoman Era Neighbourhoods in Istanbul: A Case Study of Arnavutköy, Besiktas
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This study aims to enlighten the characteristics of the Ottoman settlements in the Arnavutköy neighbourhood and their evolution throughout the time within the urban planning and how conservation is interpreted in Turkey and in international charters. The Ottoman Empire was founded by Osman Bey and the dynasty ruled over 623 years. Great Architect Sinan has changed the urban pattern of Istanbul after its conquest by the Ottoman Empire. The urban formation and development in the area will be comprehended with mapping analyses, and the socio economic, historical and architectural characteristics of the neighbourhood will be used as a guide to determine which areas to be conserved and how to designate urban sites and implement urban sustainability in the district.