Life in Istanbul

About Istanbul

The history of Istanbul goes back to 1000 thousand years before BC. The Neolithic and Chalcolitic people traces had been found in Yarımburgaz Cave on the banks of Küçükçekmece Lake. Istanbul has known as the capital of 3 consecutive empires (Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman ) and has many unique features one which is lying in two continents(Eurupe and Asia)or with an expression” east meet west. Istanbul is known as an Ancient and modern city which still remains Turkey’s economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 14 million. Istanbul is naturally a beautiful city in which all relegions peacefully co-exist. Its variety is one of Istanbul’s greatest attractions: The ancient mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars reflect its diverse history. The thriving shopping area of Taksim buzzes with life and entertainment. And the serene beauty of the Bosphorus, Princes Islands and parks bring a touch of peace to the otherwise chaotic metropolis..

Life in Istanbul

Freedom of religion and a liberal attitude are common aspects of life in Turkey’s largest city. Although the majority of the population is Muslim (though not necessarily practicing), the patriarchate of Constantinople plays an important role for Eastern Orthodox Christians all over the world. The city offers many places of worship for other Christian denominations or people of Jewish faith.

This freedom is partly due to Istanbul’s cosmopolitan and metropolitan character. It has always been a big city, experiencing a steady population growth since the 1940s. This demographic trend is partly due to many people from ruralareas hoping to find a better life in the metropolis. This is why in 2012 the city had nearly 14 million inhabitants.

International students (through mutual agreements between the university and the university one or two semester as exchange student or a foreign student) study at high quality standards of our university and they have the opportunity to experience the multicultural environment of Istanbul. Foreign exchange students and the university application and admission procedures for students is obtained from the website of the International Office.
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