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Coordinates: 41°03′N 29°02′E / 41.050°N 29.033°E / 41.050; 29.033
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A view of the Kuruçeşme skyline from the Bosphorus
A view of the Kuruçeşme skyline from the Bosphorus
Kuruçeşme is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Kuruçeşme is located in Istanbul
Kuruçeşme (Istanbul)
Coordinates: 41°03′N 29°02′E / 41.050°N 29.033°E / 41.050; 29.033
Time zoneUTC+3 (TRT)
Postal code
Area code0212

Kuruçeşme is a neighbourhood in the municipality and district of Beşiktaş, Istanbul Province, Turkey.[1] Its population is 2,846 (2022).[2] It is on the European side of the Bosphorus between the neighbourhoods of Ortaköy and Arnavutköy.[3]

Historically, the neighbourhood was called by various names such as Bithias or Bythias,[4][5] Kalamos, Amopolos,[6] Bytharia. It was located in ancient Thrace and inhabited through Roman times. The present name refers to a historical fountain from the 15th century mosque built by Osman Efendi, the chief tezkire poet of Ottoman sultan Mehmed II (reigned 1444–1446, 1451–1481), and means literally the "Dried fountain".[3]

Finish point of the Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim at Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kuruçeşme.

The popular concert venue Paraf Kuruçeşme Arena is situated in Kuruçeşme and the Cemil Topuzlu Park in Kuruçeşme is the finish point of the annual Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim.[7]


  1. ^ Mahalle, Turkey Civil Administration Departments Inventory. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  2. ^ "Address-based population registration system (ADNKS) results dated 31 December 2022, Favorite Reports" (XLS). TÜİK. Retrieved 12 July 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Kuruçeşme Mahallesi" (in Turkish). Beşktaş Belediyesi. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  4. ^ Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 53, and directory notes accompanying. ISBN 978-0-691-03169-9.
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.
  6. ^ "Bosphorus Tour Guide – European Side - Kuruçeşme". Tour Guide. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  7. ^ "Route". Turkish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-07-10.