An evaluation of the architecture, culture and history of the Polonezköy/Adampol settlement in Istanbul

  • V. Belgin Demirsar Arli (Author)
  • Şennur Kaya (Author)

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The Adampol settlement, currently known as Polonezköy, is located in the Beykoz district of Istanbul (Appendix 1). The village was founded in the middle of the 19th century, as a result of historical and political relations between the Ottomans and Poland. Therefore, the historical process of the founding and development of the village should be summarized. After having started to deteriorate in the 15th century, Ottoman-Polish relations entered a process of peace with the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699, primarily due to Russia’s increasing power. In 1768, the Ottoman Empire declared war on Russia on the grounds that they had intervened in Polish affairs. In spite of the Ottoman assistance, Polish lands were shared between Prussia, Russia and Austria in 1772. After the split, a number of Polish immigrants came to Istanbul.