Çeşme is a district of Turkey’s Izmir province. Its population is 39,243 as of 2014. It is one of the twelve Ionian colonies in history. Çeşme is a district located on the Urla Peninsula in the west of İzmir province. It was an ancient Greek city in classical antiquity named Kyssos and under the Romans it was named Cysus.
Turkish sources always cited the town and the region as Çeşme which is originally a Persian word since the first settlement 2 km south of the present-day center (Çeşmeköy) founded by Tzachas and pursued for some time by his brother Yalvaç before an interlude until the 14th century. The name “Çeşme” means “spring, fountain” in Persian and possibly draws reference from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city. Çeşme’s most visited historical monument built by II. Beyazıt is used as a museum today. Çeşme castle was built in 1508 by the II. Ottoman Sultan. It was built by II. Beyazıt through Aydın Governor Mir Haydar. The first construction of the castle was right on the sea shore. However, in the following years, it took its present position as a result of the filling of the sea. The fort and harbor protected trade and warships against bad weather and enemy attacks. The southern gate of the castle carries all the characteristics of Ottoman architecture. Çeşme Archeology Museum is located in the castle, which has been preserved very well until today.
Çeşme Alper Çizgenakat Public Hospital, which served between 1994 and 2015, was opened with its new structuring on May 27, 2015 in its new service building under the name of Çeşme Public Hospital. The mission of Çeşme Public Hospital is to provide quality healthcare services, especially the citizens of Çeşme, where healthcare services are provided, are sensitive and respectful to the patient rights of all the citizens, adhering to ethical values, using all their resources effectively, giving the patients and their relatives the value they deserve, keeping the patient and staff satisfaction at the highest level. The vision of the hospital is to provide and maintain a visionary, controlled, self-regulatory, up-to-date health organization in providing “Modern Health” services.