Dogan Apartmanı

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The Doğan Apartmanı is a residential complex built at the end of the 19th century in the Beyoğlu district of the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople - Pera ).

Even before the First World War, the complex, which was then called Nahid Bey Han , was predominantly inhabited by Europeans, some of them British employees of the Ottoman Bank and German engineers from companies such as Siemens and Holzmann who were involved in the construction of major projects such as the Baghdad Railway . A prominent resident at this time was the German journalist and philologist Friedrich Schrader (resident of Nahid Bey Han 14).

After 1933, numerous Germans who had found refuge from the National Socialists in Turkey also lived in the building . To this day, the now aged residential complex, which is located in the middle of Istanbul's cultural center, the Beyoğlu district, is popular with Europeans who live on the Bosphorus for short or long periods as scientists or business people.

The restored Dogan Apartmani has become one of the chicest and most luxurious quarters in Beyoglu, with prominent residents such as Tarkan , Sezen Aksu , Şener Şen , and Okan Bayülgen .


  • Carsten Meyer-Schlichtmann: From the Prussian Legation to the Doğan Apartmanı. 130 years of history of a property and house in Beyoğlu-İstanbul. Istanbul, İstanbul Kitaplığı 1992. ISBN 975-7687-09-X
  • Carsten Meyer-Schlichtmann: The Dogan-Apartmani, "minority residence" in Beyoglu-Istanbul. In: Zeitschrift für Türkeistudien, issue 1/98. Pp. 35-54 ISSN  0934-0696

Web links

  • 360 degree view of the Dogan Apartmani link
  • longer article in Turkish link

Coordinates: 41 ° 1 ′ 38.3 "  N , 28 ° 58 ′ 34"  E