State of Conservation (SOC)

Historic Areas of Istanbul

Historic Areas of Istanbul
Date of Inscription: 1985
Nomination records (Year): 1985
Category: Cultural
Criteria: (i)(ii)(iii)(iv)
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  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Housing
  • Management activities
  • Management systems/ management plan
  • Other Threats:

    a) Continued degradation of the vernacular architecture within the protected zones (particularly Ottoman-period timber houses in the Zeyrek and Süleymaniye core areas);

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.