Mahmut Nedim Pasha Yalisi
The most striking element of this mansion, built for Mahmut Nedim Pasa, the Ottoman Ambassador to Austria, is its tower. The inspiration for the tower was from the buildings of Vienna and Prague, where Mahmut Nedim Pasa had lived. His heirs have donated this building in Vaniköy, to the Turkish Red Crescent Organization, but last year it was sold to Yalçin Sabanci for three million US dollars. Pasa had been a Governor and also a Grand Vizier of the Empire. Due to his pro-Russian stance, he was called Nedimof.