Mediha Sultan Waterford Residence

Built in 1830, by Mustafa Reşit Pasha, one of the important bureaucrat of Tanzimat period, this waterfront residence located in Baltalimanı.

Mustafa Reşit Pasha who read Tanzimat Edict in Gülhane Park, is a bureaucrat identified with Tanzimat period which is Turkish reform movement in mid-19th century. He served as grand vizier and minister of foreign affairs six times in various periods so this waterfront residence hosted many political events his time. 1838 England, 1839 Belgium, 1840 French, 1846 Russia agreements were signed here.

Mustafa Reşit Pasha sold this building to the Ottoman palace because of his depts so this building became the property of Ottoman dynasty.

Mustafa Reşit Pasha’s son Ali Galib Bey and Sultan Abdülmecid’s daughter Fatma Sultan began to lived here when they married. Her sister Mediha Sultan became owner the building when died Fatma Sultan.

Mediha Sultan and her husband Damat Ferit Pasha lived in here long for years.

Damat Ferit Pasha who served as grand vizier between 1919 and 1920, was live here as he tried to hampered the Turkish Independence War. He was a British fan and didn’t trust his people. I hate him and ones like him.

During the republic period, when dynastic properties passed to the state, this waterfront residence became the properties of the state.

This building used as Fisheries Institute in sometime, now is using as hospital.

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