The name was Galatasaray island which is Name of a soccer team, name was changed as Suada also known as Kurucesme islet by residences that one of the best place to swim (in pool),and have dinner. It is reachable by boats that only 160 meters from coast.
The Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid who ordered to built Dolmabahce palace to architect Sarkis Balyan, and upon that job, sultan gave this island to the architect an he built a pavilion for himself. Once Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky stayed in the mansion.
So long time used as coal depot and hired by ship transportation company. In 1957 Galatasaray Sport Club bought this and renovated in that style that you can see on Bopshorus. Suada Island can be better seen from the Bosphorus.
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