Istanbul is divided in three by the north-south Bosphorus Strait (Istanbul Bogazi), the dividing line between Europe and Asia, the estuary of the Golden Horn (Haliç) bisecting the western part and the Sea of Marmara (Marmara Denizi) forming a boundary to the south. Most sights are concentrated in the old city on the peninsula of Sultanahmet, to the west of the Bosphorus between the Horn and the Sea. Across the Horn to the north are Galata, Beyoğlu and Taksim, the heart of modern Istanbul, while Kadıköy is the major district on the comparatively less-visited Anatolian side of the city. The Black Sea forms the northern boundary of Istanbul.
Istanbul has a temperate oceanic climate which is influenced by a continental climate, with hot and humid summers and cold, wet and occasionally snowy winters.
Welcome to the Maltepe University, Faculty of Medicine:
Our faculty is founded in 1997. We have both Turkish and English medical programs of the faculty.
Our purpose is train physicians who are aware of the scientific and technological advances and use the innovations to cure the patients, understand and interpret the health issues of Turkey and the world, make observations and research, . We expect the doctors we trained not to perform the medicine just as a profession but also to accept it as a lifestyle, respect the ethical principles, address the public health problems, support their theoretical knowledge with the clinical practice and also make advanced research.
In our hospital complex, we serve education and training service and healthcare internationally which is supported with clinical and experimental research. A highly dedicated, enthusiastic, well-trained in his/her speciality and qualified scientific staff has been working for these services. We also have successful academic staff started working in several departments.
- Histology & Embryology Lab
- Physiology Lab
- Anatomy Lab
- Laboratory for Education on Cadavers (Two Cadavers)
- Microbiology Lab
- Biophysics Lab
- Biochemistry Lab
- Medical Biology Lab
- Medical Skills Lab
- Pathology Lab
- Medical Biochemistry Lab
- Medical Microbiology Lab
Also we have a detailed Cancer & Stem Cell Lab and related research studies.
You can follow up the research projects from SCORE database.
Maltepe University Student Hostel(Dormitory)( Generally double room with their own toilets and bathroom) inside the Maltepe University campus.
Campus is 30-35 minutes away from Hospital by bus.
Marma Hotel (Five-Star Hotel) inside the Maltepe University Campus.
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 information 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.
You should also see the historical trams around Istanbul, especially the one at Istiklal Avenue.
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 want to buy. There are all kinds of souvenirs, carpets, scarves, shoes, bags, and jewelry. 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 Ottoman 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 center 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 that is, even though it has 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 motives used in the Turkish traditional carpet weaving. The museum is actually found in the soup kitchen inside Hagia Sophia.There is 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 filtrating 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, jewelry 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 the very last palace to host off the Ottoman Emperor and his family. 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 tramway 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 into 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.