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Istanbul had many different names and hosted many different cultures during its history. No other city in the world provides the option of walking from one continent to another with a magnificient view. Istanbul has been the capital of no less then three different empires and a mercantile trade centre for many centuries. Today almost 100 K companies dealing with international trade and it is a financial centre for the region.

One of the most dynamic cities in the world, Istanbul is literally a metropolis. Istanbul is a transcontinental city straddling two continents by its inland sea, Marmara. The city is divided into four regions and has a natural harbor, the Golden Horn. One of the world’s busiest waterways, the Bosphorus, is situated in northwestern Turkiye between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Connecting the two seas, Bosphorus also separates Istanbul to two sides known as European side and Asian side.

Istanbul is the largest populated city of Turkiye with 15.4 million inhabitants. Istanbul is not only an UNESCO World Heritage Site but also became a hub for contemporary artistic developments and creative industries. Istanbul’s cosmopolitan spirit–diverse and intercultural- is proved by the fact that almost 100 K companies dealing with international trade.

As a result of its economic growth, Istanbul hosts more and more visitors every year, willing to familiarise themselves with its 8,500 years of rich history and see its glamorous ancient monuments dating from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times. Istanbul not only presents a historical journey, but also boasts the vibrancy of a modern city with international film festivals, exhibitions, art galleries, and sport organisations. The city was designated in 2010 “the European Capital of Culture” and in 2012 “European Capital of Sport”. 21th century’s Istanbul is one of the world’s leading metropolises.

Business Hub of Europe & Asia

İstanbul is one of the world’s most dynamic cities, expanding rapidly. As a trade and culture hub, Istanbul is a center of attraction with the scope of opportunities it provides.

One of the most dynamic cities in the world, Istanbul is literally a metropolis. İstanbul is a transcontinental city straddling two continents by its inland sea, Marmara. The city is divided into four regions and has a natural harbor, the Golden Horn. One of the world’s busiest waterways, the Bosphorus, is situated in northwestern Türkiye between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Connecting the two seas, Bosphorus also separates Istanbul to two sides known as European side and Asian side.

Istanbul is the largest populated city of Türkiye with 15.4 million inhabitants. Istanbul is not only an UNESCO World Heritage Site but also became a hub for contemporary artistic developments and creative industries. Istanbul’s cosmopolitan spirit–diverse and intercultural- is proved by the fact that almost 100 K companies dealing with international trade.

As a result of its economic growth, Istanbul hosts more and more visitors every year, willing to familiarise themselves with its 8,500 years of rich history and see its glamorous ancient monuments dating from Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman times. Istanbul not only presents a historical journey, but also boasts the vibrancy of a modern city with international film festivals, exhibitions, art galleries, and sport organisations. The city was designated in 2010 “the European Capital of Culture” and in 2012 “European Capital of Sport”. 21th century’s Istanbul is one of the world’s leading metropolises.

Inspired by the ancient history of the city, Istanbul Airport is one of the world’s biggest and most impressive airports which is built with cutting-edge technology. As a trade and culture hub, Istanbul is a center of attraction with the scope of opportunities it provides. Located at the intersection of Asia, Europe and Middle East, Istanbul Airport is a strategic connection point for all destinations. The first phase of the airport has a passenger capacity of 90 million. Once complete, the airport will host flights to more than 350 destinations with an annual capacity of 200 million passengers. New cruise ship port of Istanbul, Galataport, is being developed in Karaköy district along 1,200 meters of coastline. A total of $1.7 billion has been already invested in the project, which is expected to create around 5,000 new jobs. The 1.2 kilometers-long coastline had been closed to the public for over 200 years, Galataport will be opening it. The venue has have a total of 52,000 square meters of leasable area for shops and restaurants and another 43,000 square meters for offices. A 177-room hotel will also be built at the port.

The city is currently focusing on more investment to increase the capacity to welcome and accommodate ever higher congresses, events and visitors.

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