Magic of Istanbul
Cocteau, the French poet, said about Istanbul: “It’s an old hand with rings stretched out towards Europe”. New Rome, the plenitude of Islam. Istanbul has seen itself attached to all names.
The 14 million people of Istanbul take great pride in belonging to that source of permanent inspiration that the city represents. From Byzancium to Constantinople and finally Istanbul, it has inherited great treasures bequeathed by three empires – churches, domes and tall minarets.