Kuzey Deniz Saha Komutanligi


This palace-like building next to the Kasimpaşa iskele (ferry dock) was constructed in the 19th century and once housed the Ottoman Empire's Ministry for the Navy. At the time of research it was undergoing a major restoration.

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