It is fascinating city which is built on two Continents, divided by the Bosphorus Strait and has been one of the greatest cities in the world where you can see a modern western city combined with a traditional eastern city, it’s a melting pot of many civilizations and different people from different cultures.
Istanbul had always an important role in the history of humanity in this part of the world. Many Empires wanted to control of this city because of its strategic location.
Since the Republic of Turkey in 1923, Istanbul continued to be a big city and today it is over 15 million people living in this spread out city. That makes Istanbul the largest city of Turkey and one of the biggest cities in the world.