Inclusion or Exclusion in a Gentrifying Neighbourhood: Case of Galata, Istanbul

Can A.

in: Our City? Countering Exclusion in Public Space”, , Minouche Besters, Editor, STIPO Publishing, Rotterdam, pp.33-39, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: STIPO Publishing
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-39
  • Editors: Minouche Besters, Editor


This paper examines gentrification as an ongoing process and investigates its consequences on social mix and inclusion. The goal is to unfold and examine the tensions between different groups of residents in Galata neighbourhood, Istanbul, through the lenses of inclusion and exclusion. The paper highlights a number of cultural and political issues in gentrified neighbourhoods, with significant importance placed on the tensions between gentrifiers themselves, how these tensions grow and operate, and how they affect the issue of inclusion (or lack thereof) in the inner city