March 02
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Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has changed the name of the street named after famous Armenian engineer Hovhannes Dadyan in Bakirkoy again.

According to the Turkish Medyascope, since 2008, the Municipality of Bakirkoy has been referring to the street as Dadyan Street, but after a while, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is changing the name again.

The residents of Bakirkoy stressed that they are in favor of naming the street after Dadyan since he was a famous engineer in the Ottoman Empire and did a lot for the country.

Hovhannes Dadyan was born in 1799. In his prime, he started making gunpowder, became a famous engineer and held major positions in the Ottoman army. He also built the St. Mary’s Church and Dadyan School, which still exist on Dadyan Street, a street that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is constantly changing.

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