Çengelköy is a neighborhood in the Üsküdar district on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus, in Istanbul, Turkey, between the neighborhoods of Beylerbeyi and Kuleli. It is mainly a residential district. Many mansions were built there in the Ottoman period.
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The name Çengelköy means "hook village", and indeed the village is nestled around a sharp turn of the Bosphorus shore, but the origin of the name is uncertain. One story put forward is that the village is named after the 19th-century Ottoman admiral Çengeloğlu Tahir Pasha, who had a waterside mansion built there (and there is a Çengeloğlu Street in Çengelköy). Another story derives the name from the Persian word çenkar, "crab," because of the abundance of seafood in the Bosphorus there. A 16th-century Ottoman document apparently refers to the place as "Çenger köyü."
The Vahdettin Pavilion, also known as the Çengelköy Pavilion, an official residence of the Prime Ministry and a state guest house, is situated on a hill in Çengelköy.
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- Hürel (2008), page 107.
- Eyice (1976), page 56.
- "Anadolu Yakasının En Büyük Spor Merkezi Çengelköy'de" (in Turkish). Üsküdar. 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. "Geographical information on Çengelköy, Istanbul". Retrieved 2008-11-22.
- Printed sources
- Belge, Murat (1993). İstanbul Gezi Rehberi (in Turkish). Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları. ISBN 978-975-333-002-2. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
- Eyice, Semavi (1976). Bizans Devrinde Boğaziçi. Edebiyat Fakültesi Basımevi.
- Hürel, Haldun (2008). Semtleri, Mahalleri, Caddeleri ve Sokakları A'dan Z'ye İstanbul'un Alfabetik Öyküsü. İkarus. ISBN 978-975-999-290-3.
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