Ataşehir is a district of Istanbul, Turkey.[3] It is located at the junction of the O-2 and O-4 motorways in the Anatolian part of Istanbul. Its neighbours are Ümraniye to the north, Sancaktepe to the northeast, Maltepe to the east, Kadıköy to the south and Üsküdar to the west.

Varyap Meridian Towers in Ataşehir, Istanbul
Varyap Meridian Towers in Ataşehir, Istanbul
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Ataşehir is located in Istanbul
Location of Ataşehir in Istanbul
Coordinates: 40°59′00″N 29°07′40″E / 40.98333°N 29.12778°E / 40.98333; 29.12778Coordinates: 40°59′00″N 29°07′40″E / 40.98333°N 29.12778°E / 40.98333; 29.12778-
 • MayorBattal İlgezdi (CHP)
 • GovernorTurgut Çelenkoğlu
 • Urban
 • District
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Area code(s)0-216

As of 2020, the tallest skyscraper in Ataşehir, Istanbul and Turkey is Metropol Istanbul Tower 1 (70 floors, 301 metres tall including its twin spires),[4] which is a mixed-use complex with three towers and a shopping mall.[5]

Unlike in Başakşehir, another satellite city on the west side of Istanbul, no single-family house types were designed for Ataşehir's residential projects. Most buildings in Ataşehir are high-rise towers, while some of them (especially around the main public squares in the district) are among Istanbul's and Turkey's tallest skyscrapers.


Before 2009, the area of present-day Ataşehir was divided between the districts of Kadıköy, Üsküdar, Ümraniye and Kartal.

The original housing development of Ataşehir was designed to include 18,000 high-rise condominiums offering luxury residences for 80,000 people with higher incomes. Ataşehir was awarded the Habitat prize in 2005.[6]

As of 2006, 8596 housing units were present within the site, housing approximately 35,000 people. New investments still continue on the last empty sites of the district.

Politics and administration

Ataşehir Municipality has been founded in 2009. The municipal building and district's security directorate is located in Barbaros.[7][8] Ataşehir Municipality has 24 subordinate directorates.[9]


Ataşehir is composed of 17 neghboorhoods:[citation needed]


Ataşehir is a business and trading centre and hosts the headquarters and offices of numerous companies.

Istanbul International Finance Center (IIFC) is currently being built in Ataşehir.[13][14][15]


Ataşehir can be reached with the M4 line (Kozyatağı station) of the Istanbul Metro.

For private car owners the subdivision is: 10 minutes from the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge; 3 minutes from Highway D-100 and the İzmit-Ankara Trans-European Motorway (TEM); 15 minutes from Bağdat Avenue, the upper-class high street of Kadıköy district; and 20 minutes from Sabiha Gökçen Airport, the second international airport of Istanbul.


Ülker Sports and Event Hall in Ataşehir, home of Fenerbahçe's basketball team.
A view of Ataşehir Golf Club, with Metropol Istanbul Tower 1 (70 floors, 301 metres)[4] seen in the background, to the left.

Ülker Sports and Event Hall, home of Fenerbahçe's basketball team, is in Ataşehir.

The women's football club Ataşehir Belediyespor plays in the Turkish Women's First Football League. The team was the champion in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons.

Ataşehir Golf Club [tr] has a 6-hole course that was opened in 2017.[16][17] The club also regularly hosts footgolf events.[18]


There is a public library in the district that anyone can use, namely Ahmet Telli Çocuk ve Halk Kütüphanesi.


  1. ^ "Population of province/district centers and towns/villages by districts - 2012". Address Based Population Registration System (ABPRS) Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  2. ^ "Area of regions (including lakes), km²". Regional Statistics Database. Turkish Statistical Institute. 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  3. ^ "İstanbul'un yeni 'İlçe' haritası çizildi" (in Turkish). Municipality of Istanbul. 2008. Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2009-08-11.
  4. ^ a b "The Metropol Tower, Istanbul". Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Metropol Istanbul".
  6. ^
  7. ^ Ataşehir İlçe Emniyet Müdürlüğü[permanent dead link] 28 Septembre 2014}}
  8. ^
  9. ^ Müdürlükler
  10. ^ 2009 local election results
  11. ^ 2014 local election results
  12. ^ 2019 local election results
  13. ^ "In Istanbul, a Financial Center by HOK". Architects+Artisans. 26 March 2013.
  14. ^ Julia La Roche (15 March 2013). "New $2.6 Billion Financial Center Will Make Wall Street Look Pathetic".
  15. ^ Alison Furuto (14 March 2013). "New Istanbul International Financial Center Master Plan / HOK". ArchDaily.
  16. ^ "Kentsel dönüşümden golf sahası çıktı". (in Turkish). Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  17. ^ "Hakkımızda". Archived from the original on 19 March 2020.
  18. ^ fanatik. "Ataşehirde Futgolf heyecanı!". Fanatik. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.


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