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Beyazıt Meydanı, Istanbul

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Beyazıt Square (Turkish: Beyazıt Meydanı) is a square in the district of Fatih, situated in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey. It is officially named Freedom Square (Hürriyet Meydanı), but is known as Beyazıt Square after the Bayezid II Mosque on one side of it. The Square is the former site of the Forum of Theodosius built by Constantine the Great. On one side of the square is the main entrance of Istanbul University; the Beyazıt Tower is on the university's campus and can be seen from the square. The current form of the square was designed by Turgut Cansever.


The square has been the site of political protests, including some in 1969 known as Bloody Sunday, and a terrorist attack in 1978 (Beyazıt Massacre). In 1915 twenty Armenian activists were hanged in the square (The 20 Hunchakian gallows).
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  • Beautiful square with a mighty gate. 1. The Gate which is the main entrance of Istanbul University is magnificent. 2. In Beyazit Square, you can go inside the mall and buy some stuff. It is...  more »
  • I am a big city girl, so I crave the culture, hustle and bustle around me. so beyazit square is that for me. you have some good decent street food stall, restaurants, café, shops etc. nearer to the...  more »
  • Excellent, this is a nice square in Istanbul and very attractive for foreigners who visit this place  more »

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