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Location Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
Opening date December 18, 1993
Developer Akkök-Tekfen-İstikbal
No. of stores and services 246
Total retail floor area 180,000 m² (total enclosed area)
Website www.akmerkez.com.tr
Interior view

Akmerkez is a shopping mall located in the Etiler quarter of Istanbul, Turkey. It was commissioned on December 18, 1993 by a joint venture of the Akkök, Tekfen and İstikbal companies. The Akmerkez complex covers an area of 180,000 m² and consists of a four-storey shopping area, with two towers offering 14 and 17 stories of office space, and a third tower with 24 stories of residential areas. The shopping area, offering visitors close to 250 stores, is spread over a triangular area connected to the surrounding main roads through 3 atria. There are 41 escalators, 2 panoramic elevators and 30 elevators.

The cleaning, security and general maintenance is provided by a workforce of 250 people.

View of the dome

See also[edit]


  • Akmerkez official website - Brief information
  • From the Grand Bazaar to the modern shopping centers in Turkey. Turkish Council of Shopping Centers & Retailers (AMPD)
  • Gedik Investment Securities - Akmerkez GYO PDF (282 KiB)

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Coordinates: 41°04′37″N 29°01′37″E / 41.07694°N 29.02694°E / 41.07694; 29.02694