Sultan Ahmed Dam, also known as the “Topuzlu Dam” (Turkish: Topuzlu Bendi) was built in 1619, and the construction of the dam was ordered by the Ottoman sultan Ahmed III (30 December 1673 – 1 July 1736).

Topuzlu dam is located in the Belgrade forest. I took these photos and the video below on March 31, 2019. It was a cold and foggy day.

Topuzlu bendi (Topuzlu dam), Belgrade forest, Istanbul
Topuzlu Bendi (Topuzlu dam), Istanbul
The dam is capable of holding about 70,000 tons of water.
Topuzlu Bendi (Topuzlu dam), Istanbul
Topuzlu Bendi (Topuzlu dam), Istanbul

Published by Özgür Nevres

I am a software developer, a former road racing cyclist, and a science enthusiast. Also an animal lover! I write about the city of Istanbul on this website. I live in Istanbul since 1992.

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