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Rumeli Hisarı

The Fortress of Rumelia (Turkish “Rumeli Hisarı”) is located near the narrowest point of the Bosphorus by the Göksu stream. It was built by Sultan Mehmet II in 1452 as a part of his successful siege of Constantinople, which he conquered in 1453. This fortress and the Fortress of Anatolia (Turkish “Anadolu Hisarı”) built by Beyazit I around 1390 cut off Constantinople from the Black Sea. It was originally known as Boğazkesen (“Cut-throat”).

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