Istanbul is the only city in the world which spans two continents. The western side of the city is in Europe and the eastern side of the city is in Asia. This makes it the nearest European city to Asia and the nearest Asian city to Europe. Despite being thought of more as an Asian city, the historic centre of Istanbul is on the European side of the divide.
Istanbul is an old old city
Istanbul is an old old city, you can see the remains of many ancient civilizations and their culture in harmony with Turkish culture. The old versus the new, the traditional versus the modern is a conflict a visitor often observes. The city is full of contrasts, and colorful views, So enjoy one of them:
The diverse ethnicity of the city, is another point which is worth examinig. The Minorities sum up to a majority and build up an enormous population. The natives of the city are very typical, you can easily identify them from the look in their eyes. Take a look at the good old days.