İştipol synagogue was built by the Jewish community who moved from Ichtip town in Macedonia to Istanbul at the beginning of the 17th Century. It is located between the Balat and Draman neighbourhoods of Istanbul. After it fell in ruins on account of a fire event, the synagogue was rebuilt using wood in 1899. It lies in wreckage and ruins today despite placed under protection by the cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation Board in 1987. It is one of the few remaining wooden synagogues in Istanbul which makes it quite special. The synagogue is not open for services at the moment due to restoration works.