• Shahad Bakerman

Balat, The Jewish Neighbourhood of Istanbul


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Balat, the historic Jewish quarter in Fatih neighbourhood. The colourful district is extraordinarily wealthy in culture, architecture, and gourmet food. After the Jewish people left the quarter (1890s - 1960s), the neighbourhood has been severely neglected until recently, when it got the recognition as a world heritage site by the UNISCO.


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