About Istanbul

Istanbul, Dersaadet, Constantinople, Byzantion… Many names of this city is the reflection of its many aspects. It is a bridge connecting not only East and West, but also the past and the future. 2010 European Capital of Culture offers an unforgettable experience with a colorful daily life, dynamic nightlife, historical sites of various ancient civilizations and delightful tastes of its rich cuisine. Adding the world class accomodation and convention facilities, the uniqueness of the city makes it an excellent destination for international meetings.
Istanbul is one of the most crowded cities in the world with its population of approximately 15 million. Without damaging the natural and historical beauties, the city has been rapidly urbanized in last decades.  In fact, it is the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Europe after London and Moscow.

Beside of its rapid modernization process, historical aspects of the city is vividly reflects the strong relationship with the past.

The Süleymaniye Mosque is an  mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul in Ottoman Imperial era. It is the second largest mosque in the city. It was built on a heart of the old city and it has one of the best-known sights of Istanbul. The Süleymaniye, similar in magnificence to the preceding structures, asserts Suleyman's historical importance.

The Maiden's Tower sits on a small islet located at the southern entrance of Bosphorus. It has been operating as a very delighted daytime and evening spot. Its magnificient silhouette have became indispansable part of Istanbul not only for tourists but also residents.

Galata Tower, being one of the oldest and the most important towers in the world was made by Geneose under the name lighthouse on just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city's most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.

The Bosphorus Bridge, is one of the two bridges in Istanbul, spanning the Bosphorus strait and thus connecting Erope and Asia. It also connect calm and fast-moving lifestyle of city.

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