Poyrazköy

Halide Edip’s novel Tatarcık, takes place in a hidden corner of the Bosphorus, in Poyrazköy. Halide Edip describes Poyrazköy in short, but striking sentences. “You know, the blue and capricious waters of the Bosphorus pass through winding, elegant green coasts and suddenly reaches a narrow pass. Poyrazköy is face to face with this pass. So its view is unique.” First, the Genovese, then the Greeks and finally the Turkish live in the village. Legend says that its name is based on a holy person called Poyraz Baba. The still present castle is left over from the Genovese. It is a typical Ottoman fishing village that preserves its civilian architecture. The area is closed to prevailing winds and currents. Thus it has a bountiful sea. The village that has a women-only beach and is as crowded as Mediterranean towns especially in the summer.

Poyrazköy

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