Posted on 30 October 2017
Empires have fought each other to gain control of the strategic piece of land. Thankfully these days, life is a lot more peaceful and Istanbul city has emerged to become a global international player for travel, finance, economy, business and trade.
In 2014, it became the 6th most visited city in the world and everyday hosts thousands of tourists, eager to explore landmarks from its historical past, and places favoured by the locals.
Istanbul has also become home to many working expats, eager to tap into the innovative atmosphere of the only city in the world that sits on two continents. Read more about the neighbourhoods of Istanbul in our area guide here.
Introduction to Istanbul
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