Apartment in Istanbul

Istanbul was picked as the city with most development in the world in last 5 years. According to research “The Business of Cities 2015″ by Jones Lang LaSalle, who provides financial and professional services on real estate, Istanbul, because of its performance since 2010, took first place as the city with most development.

The Facade Rehabilitation Urban Designs Application Project has been initiated and approved by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality City Council to create a modern view along Istanbul’s main arterial roads. The project will contribute to the city’s urban aesthetic and put an end to the visual pollution created by many buildings’ facades.

The historical Harem coach station on Istanbul’s Asian side, which was built in 1970 and served as main hub to bus routes for Anatolia, will be removed and relocated to Ataşehir district by 2017.

According to Burçin Göktan’s article published in Akşam daily, the new coach station will be able to handle 10,000 buses and 250,000 passengers on a daily basis.

Istanbul’s tourist numbers on the rise in first 2 months of 2013. First 2 months’ number of tourists increased by 21.6%. Number of foreign tourists reached 1,149,741 from 945,786. February increase is 24.9%.

Total number is expected to pass 10,000,000 tourists in 2013.

Turkish cuisine is renowned as one of the world’s best. It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients, its flavors and tastes which appeal to all palates and its influence throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The cuisine originated in central Asia, the first home of the Turks, and then evolved with the contributions of the inland and Mediterranean cultures with which Turks interacted after their arrival in Anatolia.