Ortak├Ây (literally Middle Village in Turkish) is a neighbourhood, formerly a small village, within the Be┼čikta┼č district of Istanbul, Turkey, located in the middle of the European bank of the Bosphorus.
Ortak├Ây was a cosmopolitan area during the Ottoman era and the first decades of the Turkish Republic, with communities of Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews. galata hotels ┬áToday the neighbourhood still hosts many different religious (Muslim, Jewish, Orthodox, and other Christian) structures. It is also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, with its art galleries, night clubs, caf├ęs, bars, and restaurants.
The Neo-Baroque style Ortak├Ây Mosque is a beautifully ornate structure, right on the jetty of Ortak├Ây, bordering the waters of the Bosphorus, and thus highly visible from the passing boats. Galata near hotels┬á
Several reputable schools, such as Kabata┼č Erkek Lisesi and Galatasaray University, are located in Ortak├Ây. The European pylon of the Bosphorus Bridge, one of the two bridges that connect the European and Asian banks of ─░stanbul, is also situated in this neighbourhood.
Ortak├Ây was the site of George W. Bush’s speech during the NATO Summit of 2004, which he delivered at Galatasaray University. Special hotel peninsula galata hotel