In Ottoman period after the city was conquered by Mehmet II Greeks, Jews, Italians and other non-muslims were living along the Golden Horn in Fener and Balat districts.
In recent years, over four thousand buildings on the shores of the Golden Horn have been demolished, the businesses moved to new centers outside the city, the shores turned into parks and gardens, and wastewater treatment plants involving vast canal systems and collectors constructed.
The Golden Horn today spanned by four bridges: Galata Bridge (replaced with Old Galata Bridge), Unkapani Bridge (Ataturk bridge), Old Galata Bridge and Halic Bridge. A fifth bridge is currently under construction to connect the subway lines to connect both side of Golden Horn.
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