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The area on which todays district of Sisli district is spread over was largely countryside of Reforms in 1850s. Starting from were granted permission to own property wherever they wished. With the disastrous fire that destroid most of Beyoglu in 1870 as well as the beginning of the horse-drawn tramway line between Taksim and Harbiye in 1881, the residental area of Beyoglu gradually started to expand up through Sisli.

By the 1890s, this was an area where the occassional mansion with gardens belonging to famous wealthy foreigners, Ottoman pashas, high-ranking state officials and the intellectuals of the period were located. Later on, blocks of appartments flats went up after the electric tramway line started opperations in 1913. The district which had been generally zoned as a residential housing area up until the 1970s has since been transformed into one with rich shopping mall, distinctive shops and boutiques. Todays district of Sisli is a thriving center of business, commercial activities and entertainment.

Ever since it was founded, Sisli has been a settlement area prefered by the wealthy, foreigners and minorities, and is one of the few districts in Istanbul where non-Moslems minorities choose to live.


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