“Istanbul, a universal beauty where poet and archaeologist, diplomat and merchant, princess and sailor, northerner and westerner screams with same admiration. The whole world thinks that this city is the most beautiful place on earth.”
- Edmondo De Amicis, Constantinople
“If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.”
- Napoleon Bonaparte, as quoted in Istanbul, by Thomas F. Madden.
İstanbul is worlds one of the most vibrant cities with its 16 million residents. Located on two continents makes it a bridge interconnecting Asia and Europe by way of which it has been a melting pot of cultures and a transition hub between East and West throughout history.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and 2010 European Capital of Culture, Istanbul is not only rich in its history but also offers a wide range of business and career opportunities for those who wish to endeavour.
İstanbul hosts many international cultural events including İstanbul International Film Festival, İstanbul International Jazz Festival, İstanbul International Theatre Festival, İstanbul Biennale, Contemporary İstanbul and many others.
The city hosts prominent museums, orchestras, theatre and dance campaigns.