Regular Timetable

(On Determined Days)
Kadikoy IDO Pier Departure 10:00
Democracy and Liberties Island Departure : 16:00

Visit Information

(On Determined Days)
Opening 09:00
Closing : 16:30

In memory of the trials gone through after the 1960 coup, Yassıada has been transformed into Democracy and Liberties Island with a mission of shining a light onto the future, and it has been one of the most unique projects implemented in our country.

One of Istanbul’s 7 islands, Democracy and Liberties Island stands out in the tranquil blue of the Marmara Sea. It is home to 3 museums highlighting the cultural and historic importance of the island.

There are also a variety of historical buildings, open-air installation artworks, and cultural areas with a library as well as event areas consisting of a hotel, the congress hall, cafes, and restaurants.

Our island welcomes everybody in pursuit of witnessing history step by step by experiencing the transformation within the island itself.

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Converted into the May 27 Museum within the scope of the project, the gymnasium was built while the island was under the administration of the Navy Command. This gym, used as a place for officers to exercise or organize some activities during this period, was converted into a court by a sudden decision immediately after the coup. The Yassıada trials, lasting 11 months and 1 day, were held in this hall.

In the museum, visitors may watch the short film about the said period portraying Yassıada trials.





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Used as an officer's dormitory during the period under the administration of the Naval Forces Command of the island, the rooms in this building were converted into isolation rooms after the coup of May 27, 1960.

In this building, recently transformed into a museum, we have touched upon the significant milestones in Menderes’ life starting from his childhood.

Menderes spent a large amount of his childhood and youth in his grandmother’s house. While there are sections on the ground floor representing Menderes' grandmother's house, the museum in general aims to understand Menderes’ life.

The second floor of the museum depicts Menderes’ conditions during the trial period and reflects his inner life. This building further hosts the solitary confinement cell Adnan Menderes inhabited.

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Democracy and Liberties Museum showcases the democratic battle this country has gone through from the Late Ottoman-Early Republic period until today. This period is expressed within a timeline through installation artworks and by using today’s technology.

On the ground floor of the museum, we are greeted first by the section explaining what democracy means to Turkey. On this floor, democratic breakthroughs and antidemocratic interventions in Turkey are reflected chronologically in a historical timeline.

On the upper floor of the museum, the journey of democracy to the present day is explained around the world.





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Artık İstanbul'un Şehir Hatları İskeleleri ve birçok yanaşma alanından, adamıza ulaşabilirsiniz.

8 Mart Dünya Kadınlar Günü

Adamıza ulaşım, giriş ve müze rehberlik hizmetlerimizi değerli kadınlarımıza hediye ediyoruz!

28.11.2021 Tarihli Sefer İptali

28.11.2021 Tarihli Sefer İptali



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Regular Ferry Information

(On Determined Days)
Kadikoy IDO Pier Departure 10:00
Democracy and Liberties Island Departure : 16:00