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Panorama of the Salacak neighborhood

Salacak is a neighborhood in the Üsküdar municipality of Istanbul, Turkey. It is located on the Asian shore of the Bosporus, to the south of the historic center of Üsküdar.

The word salacak means "bench for washing a corpse,"[1] but the name is reported to come from sala meaning "village" (language unspecified) with the Turkish suffix -cık, "small."[2]

The neighborhood's best-known landmark is the Maiden's Tower (Kız Kulesi), just offshore from Salacak in the Bosporus.


  1. ^ Türk Dil Kurumu. Büyük Türkçe Sözlük. URL: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2009-10-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  2. ^ Hürel, page 272.


Printed sources
  • 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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Coordinates: 41°01′14″N 29°00′33″E / 41.02056°N 29.00917°E / 41.02056; 29.00917