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Belgrade Forest


The forests and reservoirs between Istanbul and the Black Sea long considered the city's lungs, source of much of its drinking water, and now threatened by the present regime's crassest development schemes. Few visitors make it here, but to understand the city properly it should be high on everyone's list of must-sees. Also worth a visit is the Atatürk Arboretum, on the road between Bahçeköy and the Büyük Bent (Great Reservoir).

Getting there

It is really best to have your own car to explore the forests fully, but there are regular buses to Bahçeköy.

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