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Besiktas Municipality aims to provide sustainable, innovative, affordable cemetery service that are informed by national guidelines and policies as well as by-laws of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and any other applicable legislation.
Our citizens who are living in Besiktas district boundaries can apply to Beşiktaş Municipality Health Affairs Department after receiving a death certificate and burial permit from the of Cemetery Management.
Beşiktaş Municipality Directorate of Health Affairs
Tel: (0212) 444 44 55
Aşiyan Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Istanbul and located across to beautiful view of the Bosphorus on the wooded slopes on the European side of Istanbul. This location makes the cemetery much sought. At the cemetery there are buried many famous faces from the writers, intellectuals, artists and members of the dynasty of the Ottomans.Some of these artists are; Orhan Veli Kanık, Tevfik Fikret, Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Edip Cansever, Münir Nurettin Selçuk, Ahmet Aydın Bolak,Attilâ İlhan, Özdemir Asaf, Tezer Özlü, Osman Yağmurdereli, Gündüz Kılıç, Medine Müdafii Fahreddin Paşa, Demirtaş Ceyhun, Sadi Irmak, Neslişah Sultan, Onat Kutlar.
The Aşiyan Cemetery is located on a land which is one km far to Bebek and Rumelihisarı. In the history, Bebek was known as the site of a pagan temple dedicated to Artemis. whatever exists on thiis land was destroyed when the fortress was built 560 years ago, although it was erected on the site of the ancient Phoneus. Bebek was particularly known for its fruits, such as apples, pears, plums, apricots and peaches.
Ortakoy Jewish Cemetery is a cemetery in Istanbul. It is located in the district boundaries of Balmumcu-Besiktas. Due to the close distance to Ortakoy and the daily life, it is referred to as Ortaköy. Still known by the name of Ortakoy Jewish Cemetery. It is used for burying the dead Jews in Turkey. Unused areas in cemetery are occupied by private individuals and public buildings over time. After some time, due to the excessive rainfall and landslides, the location of some graves have changed or dissappeared. Cemetery currently accepts burials.