Akaretler, Istanbul

Posted 9 July 2009 in Control Economics Turkey - Istanbul Upscale Urbanisation


Photographing Akaretler was a bit of a problem. It’s an upscale neighbourhood developed by Beymer, one of Turkey’s major fashion brands, in partnership with American bank, Citigroup. We walked down Macka Street, which felt like a public street, combining smart, new apartments and high-end retailers like Mark Jacobs, etc. We took one photo. A pincer move by two private security guards prevented us taking more.