Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 14.1 million, the city forms the largest urban agglomeration in Europe, second largest in the Middle East and the fifth-largest city in the world by population within city limits.
Istanbul is a transcontinental city, straddling the Bosphorus-one of the world's busiest waterways-in northwestern Turkey, between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical centre lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia.
Approximately 11.6 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2012, two years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world's fifth-most-popular tourist destination.
Our faculty is founded in 1967. Ever since then the faculty have grown. Right now approximately 2700 students are studying in the Turkish and English medical programs of the faculty. Being equipped with equal knowledge that the medical science has reached, the students gain experience in their profession and expand their knowledge and skills. The Hospital of the faculty is the second biggest public one in Turkey. It has 20 buildings in service on a field of 350.000 square meters.
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Public transport in Istanbul comprises a bus network, various rail systems, funiculars, and maritime services.
Istanbul has an integrated electronic ticket system for bus, funiculars, LRT, metro, commuter trains, ferryboats and trams. The system uses smart RFID cards, called Istanbulkart, as tickets.
Detailed indormation about the routes can be found: http://www.istanbul-ulasim.com.tr/media/24900/ag_2200px_1546px-01.jpg
Taxis are also a useful way of transportation but sometimes they try to get more money from the foreign tourists by taking a longer route. So the best way for foreign tourists is the public transportation in Istanbul.
Grand Bazaar: Number one stop for a tourist in Istanbul! Grand Bazaar, so big as the name gives it off, has everything inside that a tourist might weant to buy. There are all kinds of souvenirs, carpets, scarves, shoes, bags, and jewelries. The architecture is also one of a kind and those big doors welcome you to a journey full of wonders.
Sultanahmet Mosque: Sultanahmet Mosque gives its name to the region Sultanahmet. It is located on the heart of touristic places in Istanbul. Inside is a classic Ottomaon mosque style, and outside is a garden, leading out to Hagia Sophia. Not to mention that it is a walking distance to Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern.
Hippodrome of Constantinople : It was actually called circus of Constantinople. It was the social and cultural centre of Istanbul. It’s actually called Sultanahmet square now. There are 2 obelisks and one column. One of the obelisk has survived nearly 3500 years.
Hagia Sophia: Istanbul does not only bring Western and European cultures together, but also brings all kinds of religions together. A great example of this is Hagia Sophia. Hagia Sophia was a church back in Byzantion times. After Istanbul was conquered, it was turned into a Mosque. What is very amazing about Hagia Sophia is thatis, even though it hawas minares and is called as a mosque, it still has Christian frescos inside it and sustains the architecture of both a church and a mosque.
Carpet museum: Shows the motivs used in the Turkish traditional carpet weaving. The museum is actually found in the soup kitchen inside Hagia Sophia.There are floor to ceiling length carpets.
The Basilica Cistern: Th Basilica Cistern is an underground water sustainer cistern. It is so old that it was used in Byzantion Empire to for filtrateing water for palaces in 4th century. Nowadays, with an amazing lightning and mystical fishes swimming inside, the Basilica Cistern is a place to visit for tourists.
Topkapi Palace: Showing every detail of a classic Ottoman Empire architecture, this palace is a must see. There are swords, guns, jewelries of that time, as well as gardens and rooms which the emperors stayed in. Harem has a different ticket but is still located inside of the palace.
Dolmabahce Palace: It is tThe very last palace to hostof the Ottoman Emperor and his familyire. Despite the Topkapi Palace, it was a bit modern sense but still very tasteful to see. It is located on the seaside of Besiktas region. It could be reached by Kabatas tramvay stop.
Maiden Tower: Legend says, once upon a time, a king had a dear daughter. A fortuneteller told the king that his daughter was cursed and would be poisoned and dead, so the king decided to move his daughter away. He made this tower in the middle of the sea so no one could sneak in there; however, a snake managed to get in the boat which was carrying food to the tower. After sneaking in to the tower, the snake bit the princess to death. We won't know if the legend is true or not, but we for sure now that Maiden Tower is a place to visit for sure! It can be reached from Uskudar region in the Asian side. tower.