Investigation of Water Dams Built in Istanbul in the Ottoman State Period


ABSTRACT In Istanbul, which has been the capital of the Ottoman State for hundreds of years, there are historical water facilities that have been built to meet the water needs of the city and a large part of which has survived. Within the scope of this study, water dams built in Istanbul during the Ottoman State were discussed. First of all, the dams made during this period were identified and a resource search was made for these dams. Later, the usage conditions of these dams, the problems and deteriorations in the structures were examined and the situation related to their protection was tried to be determined. It is of great importance to transfer these works that have come from the past to the present, to future generations. Since it is seen that there is not enough awareness about the protection of these works, this study draws attention to this issue and makes suggestions for the protection of these works.