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Füsun Eczacıbaşı

I Dream of Silence

By HG Masters

Portrait of Füsun Eczacıbaşı. Photo by Stella Schwendner.
Courtesy Füsun Eczacıbaşı.


The plaza around the 14th-century, Genoese-built Galata Tower teems with tourists, stray dogs, police officers and local merchants who still use the area’s many dilapidated buildings as workshops. Melancholic by night and touristic by day, the district is an unlikely location for the home of one of Turkey’s most prominent art-collecting couples—Istanbul’s wealthy tend to live far from the city center, along or overlooking the meandering Bosporus—but right across from the Galata Tower is the art-filled…

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