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  • noun Plural form of yali.


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  • Take a boat ride up the Bosphorus between the Asian and European shores and admire the yalis (summerhouses) as you cruise up to the Black Sea and back, then enjoy a caffeinated nightlife somewhere rad or trad before retreating to your hip hideaway.

    Juliet Kinsman: Hip and Historical Istanbul

  • I stumbled upon a cemetery of old gilt tombs, absolutely overgrown and lost, and thrice caught glimpses of little trellised yalis choked in boscage.

    The Purple Cloud

  • When she saw the open water, the boat, the yalis on the coast, and then the ship, astonishment was imprinted on her face.

    The Purple Cloud


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