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Zincirlikuyu Mezarlığı
Zincirlikuyu Cemetery 1.jpg
Entrance gate of the cemetery
Cemetery Details
Year established: 1935
Country: Turkey
Location: Şişli, Istanbul
Coordinates: 41°4′30″N 29°0′30″E / 41.075°N 29.00833°E / 41.075; 29.00833Coordinates: 41°4′30″N 29°0′30″E / 41.075°N 29.00833°E / 41.075; 29.00833
Type: Public
Owned by: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
Size: 0.381 km2 (94 acres)
Website: İBB Mezarlıklar Md. website

The Zincirlikuyu Cemetery (Turkish: Zincirlikuyu Mezarlığı) is a modern burial ground at the European part of Istanbul, Turkey. It is administered by the Metropolitan Municipality. Many prominent figures from the world of politics, business, sports and arts rest here.

The cemetery is located in the Şişli district between Esentepe and Levent neighborhoods. It is Istanbul’s first cemetery established in a contemporary structure. Planned in 1935, the burial place reached in the 1950s to its boundaries of today. It has an area of 0.381 km2 (94 acres), which is completely full, excluding family graves.

A mosque within the cemetery, built and donated by the Turkish entrepreneur İbrahim Bodur, was opened to service on April 2, 2004. Designed by architect Alidost Ertuğrul, the mosque is specially constructed for burial prays, and has a capacity of 500 people.[1]

The office of the İstanbul Cemeteries Administration is located in the building at the entrance of the cemetery.

Over the gate of the cemetery a verse from the Qur'an reminds "Her canlı ölümü tadacaktır" (English: Every living thing will taste death).[2]

Notable burials

Listed in alphabetical order of family names:

Footnotes


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