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Time Out Magazine published the coolest districts in the world. While Barcelona’s Esquerra De L’Eixample is listed as number one, from Turkey only Beşiktaş Arnavutköy is in the list.
Time Out Magazine, which lists up different districts of the world with different criteria every year, this year published the list of the coolest districts in the world. On the list of 40 districts from the world, only Beşiktaş Arnavutköy took place from Turkey. While Time Out’s list is normally prepared by the criteria of the atmosphere of a neighborhood, food and drinks, nightlife and culture, this time due to the coronavirus pandemic, community spirit of a neighborhood was taken into consideration.
Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat also shared a post on his social media account saying: "Arnavutköy is one of the precious districts of Istanbul, with its deep-rooted history and historical texture, and one of the most beautiful stops of Beşiktaş and the Bosphorus. In Arnavutköy, you have the opportunity to watch the magnificent historical buildings while breathing the scent of the sea. It is a source of pride for us that Arnavutköy district, which takes a step into the future by preserving its cultural values and neighborhood culture, despite the rapid urbanization, attracts worldwide attention in this respect. We will continue to protect and enrich Arnavutköy.