December 28, 2021
Beykoz district in Istanbul | Quiet nature that smells of history

You can spend a wonderful day inside the Beykoz district of Istanbul, where you can enjoy its charming calm, the historical and tourist attractions which made it one of the most important places that anyone visiting Istanbul should not miss the opportunity to visit. There you feel like you are in a quiet resort, or a small village that smells of history.

Where is Beykoz district in Istanbul?

Beykoz district is located in the northern part of the Bosphorus Strait of Asian Istanbul, bordered to the east by Şile, to the west by the Bosphorus Strait, to the north by the Black Sea, and to the south by the urban areas, Sultanbeyli, Uskudar, Kartal.

The most important historical places in Beykoz Istanbul

• Anatolian castle

It was known in the past as the Beautiful Castle, and it is one of the oldest Ottoman monuments, as it was built in 1391 on the ruins of an ancient temple.

Isaac Agha Fountain

A 500-year-old Ottoman edifice, reflecting the splendor of Turkish architecture, consists of 8 marble columns in 3 rows, under a large roof carried by pointed arches.

Majidia Palace

A historical palace located in Yalikoy district in Beykoz, it dates back to the architecture of the Westernization period, as it was built by order of the ruler of Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha, and was gifted to Sultan Abdul Majid.

• Khedive Palace

Royal Art Nouveau building, built on the hills of Çopuklu, as a private suite for Khedive Abbas Hilmi Pasha in 1907, enjoying a stunning view of the Bosphorus strait all the way to Europe.

The most beautiful parks of Beykoz Istanbul

Chubuklu Park

One of the most prominent of Istanbul gardens on the Anatolian side, also known as the Khedive Palace Park, is located on the Çopuklu Hill in Beykoz, with a charming view of the Bosporus and the city.

Orhan veli kanik Park:

Orhan Veli Kanak Park, with the name of the famous Turkish poet, includes large green spaces on an area of 700 m², with safe games for children, tables and covered benches for rest.

Polonezkoy Natural Park

One of the most favorite national parks for families, for weekend getaways, and includes many types of plants and animals, such as chestnuts, pines, beech, in addition to the fox, squirrel, and partridge.

The most famous universities in the Beykoz district of Istanbul

The Beykoz district is surrounded by a group of important Turkish universities, which can be reached by Istanbul Metro or other means of transportation, and among these universities:

German Turkish University

It is a multilingual governmental university, established under an agreement signed between Turkey and Germany, with the aim of contributing to scientific, economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Beykoz University

One of the most prominent Turkish universities in Asian Istanbul, includes faculties of: Engineering and Architecture, Management and Administrative Sciences, Arts and Design, Social Sciences, in addition to the Civil Aviation School, the School of Foreign Languages, and the Beykoz Vocational Logistics School.



This was a comprehensive presentation of the most prominent historical attractions, recreational and educational facilities in the Beykoz district of Istanbul.         

If you want to invest or live in the Beykoz area or one of the other areas of Istanbul, and you would like to know more details, you contact us now at Taksim Real Estate Consulting, and our team will provide you with a free consultation, and a set of the best options for apartments for sale in Istanbul in the finest residential complexes or you can check or listings in Beykoz Apartments for sale in Beykoz Istanbul .


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December 20, 2021
The Advantages of Living in European Istanbul | Most beautiful landmarks and best services.

With its history, seas, and seven hills, European Istanbul is the only city in the world that spans two continents. Today, we simplify it in your hands as a piece of paradise!

Here is the cradle of many secrets and legends, as well as picturesque scenes, and because of that, Istanbul topped the list of the best European cities for the year 2021 AD, according to the American "Travel and Leisure" magazine.

In this article from Taksim Real Estate, we highlight Istanbul's European side, the advantages of living in it, and what it contains in museums, commercial centers, neighborhoods, and tourist attractions.

What are the regions of the European section of Istanbul?

European Istanbul charms everyone's heart; you can choose to live in a historical perfume bottle among its divisions and islands, or within its modern municipalities with their malls and gardens, or on the banks of its seas and lakes...

Wherever you move, you will find some beauty and splendor in all its neighborhoods, which are :

1. Taksim Square in Beyoglu.

2. Fatih , the icon of conquering the city.

3. Zeytinburnuon near Constantinople's historic walls,

4. Besiktas.

5. Sisli.

6. Kağıthane.

7. Sariyer.

8. Silivri

9. Esenler

10. Eyüpsultan area, which embracing the shrine of the great companion Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari.

11. Gaziosmanpaşa.

12. Sultan Ghazi.

13. Güngören

14. Bakirkoy

15. Bayrampaşa

16. Basaksehir, and there is a city of green gardens in it, Bahcesehir.

17. Kucukcekmece which is Minor Lake.

18. Bahcelievler

19. Bagcilar.

20. Avcilar.

21. Beylikdüzü.

22. Esenyurt which is crowded with residential complexes, and we have many offers for anyone looking for apartments for sale in Istanbul Esenyurt.

23. Buyukcekmece, which is the big Lake.

24. Çatalca

25. Arnavutköy.

What are the benefits of living in European Istanbul?

There are many advantages to live in the European side of Istanbul, with the variety of topography of its different regions, where you can find in it:

The outdoor lifestyle, with the roaring waves of the sea and its gentle breezes,

modern lifestyle in the center of a major metropolitan city.

wonderful weather and a mild climate most of the year.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as animal products.

Ease of movement through air, land, and sea transportation networks around the clock.

Istanbul contains 3 airports, one of which is on the Asian side, while Istanbul Airport will be considered the largest in the world after the completion of all its phases.

The Metrobus line runs on a special track that cuts across the city from its European end in Beylikdüzü to Uzunşeir on the Asian side of Istanbul. Its vehicles are constantly being upgraded, providing free internet, screens, air conditioning, heating, and other amenities.

Ships and ferries also have long and historical lines that continue to this day between the ports of Istanbul and the surrounding cities, such as Bursa.

The modern Marmaray metro line, which was built under the water, not far from the huge Avrasya Tunnel, which shortens the distance between the two continents.

As the Istanbul metro lines writhe above the ground, extending their arms in a spider shape that lengthens every day to cover the vast European corners of Istanbul,

The cost of living is acceptable, with multiple levels that suit everyone.

There are countless monuments and historical buildings.

It contains huge shopping centers and international brands at reasonable prices.

Proximity to financial and business centers, not to mention hotels, fairs, and bazaars.

Incubating dozens of public and private universities.

In addition to the availability of international, Arabic, and Turkish schools of all kinds and curricula,

A strong health system that includes hundreds of hospitals, clinics, and medical centers in all neighbourhoods and municipalities.

Between all of this and that, its modern residential complexes, equipped with all the amenities, luxury, sports, health, artificial lakes, and green spaces, are scattered with models of apartments and villas of various sizes and rooms that meet all the requirements of families.

The most beautiful gardens in European Istanbul

1 - Emirgan Parki

There are many gardens in Istanbul on the European side, and the "Emirgan" is at the forefront of these gardens because it contains more than 120 species of plants, and includes two ceramic ponds. It is also one of the largest public gardens in Istanbul.

2 - Florya Gardens

Florya Gardens on the beachfront include restaurants with the most luxurious types of food, children's games, a walkway, a nursery, a racing track, a children's traffic city, and a cafe, and you will find roses and flowers flaunting on both sides of its breathtaking beauty.

3 - Gulhane Park | one of the most beautiful European gardens in Istanbul.

In 2008, Gulhana Park included a historical museum of technology and Islamic sciences on its western side, and it was said that it was dedicated to the Sultan and his family. It was part of the outer garden of the Topkapi Palace.

Istanbul museums on the European side

1 - Hagia Sophia Museum

The Hagia Sophia Museum was an "Orthodox cathedral", then it was transformed by Mehmed the Conqueror into a mosque, and turned to a museum during  the era of the Republic  in 1935 AD, recently become a mosque in the presence of the Turkish President. Therefore, it is an important and famous historical landmark.

2 - Rumeli Hisar Museum

Built by Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror, Rumeli Hisar overlooks the Bosphorus and is in the form of a historical castle that protects the city's borders.

3 - Turkey Museum of Marine Biology

The Turkey Museum of Marine Biology is located within the "Beylikdüzü" area, and there are a number of whales, marine life, and stuffed fish, such as: tuna, rays, hamsi, and sharks.


This was an overview of the advantages of living in European Istanbul, where you will find the most beautiful landmarks and the best services in its various regions. with a review of some of its museums and gardens, in addition to the advantages of living there.

It is worth saying that European Istanbul specializes in the most luxurious and secured real estate projects, some of which are guaranteed by the Turkish government, and others are implemented by the largest construction companies and hotels in the world, with guaranteed return on investment by leasing the property or resale it.

So, if you want to invest or live in one of Istanbul's European neighborhoods and need more information please check our lisited properties and apartments in European Istanbul , Apartments for sale in European Istanbul  , or  contact us at Taksim Real Estate Consulting, and our team will be happy to provide you with the best real estate advice.

Editing: Taksim Real Estate Consulting©

Sources: Turk Press, Wikipedia

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December 13, 2021
Asian Istanbul | The advantages of living among its most beautiful landmarks

Special charm and incomparable beauty cover most of the Asian and European corners of Istanbul. In the city of the two continents, the most beautiful European city for the world in 2021; you find the picturesque nature and the ancient cultural heritage, mixed with the spirit of modernity and contemporary.

In this article, we highlight everything related to the Anatolian side of Istanbul; Neighborhoods, Tourist Attractions; Museums; Gardens; Shopping Centers ; with a presentation of the most important features of living.

Where is the Asian side of Istanbul located?

Between the Sea of Marmara in the south and the Black Sea to the north. The Asian side of Istanbul is on the east bank of the enchanting Bosphorus strait that divides the world between East and west; It also divides the city into two parts, European and Anatolian.

What are the neighborhoods of Asian Istanbul?

The Asian section of Istanbul consists of 14 districts and neighborhoods; They are:

► Adalar - Princess Islands

► Ataşehir

► Beykoz

► Çekmeköy


► Kartal

► Maltepe

► Pendik 

► Sancaktepe

► Sultanbeyli

► Şile

► Tuzla 

► Ümraniye

► Üsküdar

What are the advantages of living in the Asian side of Istanbul?

The advantages of living in the Asian side are summarized In “ the calm” shaped by the following factors:

• Most of the residents are locals with a culture that tends to be calm.

• The population density is lower than the European side.

• Traffic flow on the roads.

• Wide streets; and vast green spaces.

• Urban neighborhoods away from slums.

• Residential units with large spacious areas.

The most beautiful gardens of Asian Istanbul

1. Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden

Enjoy the richest plant diversity in Turkey in the Botanical Garden in Ataşehir; which you can enter it for free from Atasehir Gate or Umraniye Gate; it is one of the Istanbul Gardens Pearls.

2. Korusu Gozdagi Orchad

Enjoy a panoramic view of Yalova Province and the Princess Islands when you visit Gozday orchard, spread over an area of 13 thousand square meters; it is 206 meters above sea level.

3. Goztepe 60th  Year  Park

Colorful fishes and unique gardens of tulips and roses; you can enjoy it as this park is located between Baghdad Street and the coastal road.

4. Otagtepe Park

One of the most beautiful landmarks of the Beykoz region; where the vast green spaces extending over the side of the bridge of Sultan Mehmet Al-Fateh with Stunning view of the Bosphorus and European Istanbul.

5. Fenerbahce Park

It is located within the Kadikoy district; next to Fenerbahce Sports Club and Kalamis Marina”; it has a beautiful sea view.

Museums you must visit in Asian side of Istanbul

1. Sabri Artam Classic Car Museum

This museum is located in Çengelköy and attracts lovers of classic cars; where a collection of antique cars in Turkey are there.

2. Beylerbey Palace

It is located in the Beylerbey neighborhood, north of the Bosphorus Bridge, and includes rare pieces of chandeliers, vases and historical carpets; in addition to some gifts brought by Aliens statesmen to the Ottoman Empire.

3. Toy Museum

Children’s entertainment place in Kadıköy; Established in 2005; featuring thousands toys. Some of them date back about 300 years.

4. Sait Faik Abasiyanik Museum

It is located in the Burgazada district; presents letters, pictures and manuscripts; in addition to some of the collections of the famous writer Site Faik.

The most prominent historical landmarks on the Asian side of Istanbul

1. Haydarpaşa Train Station

It is the oldest railway station in Turkey with a tall tower and colorful decorated windows with wreaths, it has a wonderful view of Kadikoy Bay.

2. Çinili Camii Mosque

One of the most famous historical mosques in Istanbul; it is located within Uskudar District; it has been built in 1640 AD by order of the wife of Sultan Ahmed I.

3. Virgo Tower

Also known as the girl’s Tower (kiz kulesi); it sits on a small island at the entrance to the strait southern Bosphorus; 200 meters from the coast of Uskudar; It goes back to the century V BC. It has become one of the icons of the city of the two continents.

The most famous shopping street in Asian Istanbul

 The best shopping streets in the Asian part of the city; you can find it within the Kadıköy district, Namely:

• Baghdad Street

• Bahri Street

• Cilek strawberry street

Asian Istanbul’s most luxurious malls

• Akasya Mall

• Emaar Mall

• Istmarina Mall

• Tepe Nautilus Mall

• ViaPort Istanbul Mall

• Water garden Mall

• Hill Town Mall

• Can Park Mall

• Palladium Mall

• Capitol Mall

• Brandium Mall

• Buyaka Mall

This was a comprehensive presentation of the advantages of living in the Asian side of Istanbul; in addition to the most famous historical and tourist attractions that it is famous for.

If you would like to know more details about living and investing in Asian and European Istanbul; contact us now at Taksim Real Estate Consultancy; and get a free consultation; with many options for the Best real estate in Turkey. as you can check our listed apartments for sale in Asian Istanbul as well.


Editing: Taksim Real Estate Consulting©

Source: New Turk Post + Turk Press + Wikipedia

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December 06, 2021
Kucukcekmece Area in Istanbul, closest area to the new canal

Kucukcekmece area is a suburb located in the southern part of the European side of Istanbul on the European shore of the Marmara Sea. It is surrounded by Basaksehir, Bagcilar, Bahcelievler, and Bakirkoy areas. The Kucukcekmece lake separates it from Avcilar. Kucukcekmece means "little depression" and during the Greek period it was named Bathonea.

Kucukcekmece Lake

The lake is connected to the Sea of Marmara by a very narrow channel; therefore, the water has low salinity. It is ten kilometers in length and six kilometers in width and is considered as one of the main attractions in the area. The Park attached to it offers a great view of the lake and a nice place for families to enjoy on the weekends.

Kucukcekmece coast and beach

It is located on the European part of the Marmara Sea and offers a free sandy public beach where people can go to enjoy a swim during the summer months.

Tourist attractions in Kucukcekmece

The Kucukcekmece area offers different tourist attractions that suit different tastes. If you are a nature lover, an art enthusiast, or an adventure seeker you will find a perfect place for you to enjoy your hobbies in Kucukcekmece.

Some of these main attractions are Yarimburgaz cave, Grand Aqua Marine, Sefakoy cultural center, Mehmet Arsay Classic Car Museum, Floria Ataturk Palace Museum, Florya Aquarium, Bathonea Ancient City Excavation Center, Kibrithane or the Balikci Island.

Transportation in Kucukcekmece

Two of the main Highways pass through the Kucukcekmece area, the TEM and E5 Highways. Furthermore, most of the means of transportations available in Istanbul can be found in kucukcekmece. The Kirazli-Halkali Metro line, the Metrobus linking the Asian side of Istanbul to the European side and the Halkali-Gebze Marmaray line in addition to buses and minibuses that are found all over the area and some of them are working 24/7.

Why to live in Kucukcekmece?

The kucukcekmece area is perfect for living, as you can find in it anything you might need for your daily life. It has 25 public schools in addition to 4 private ones, 3 private Universities İstanbul Arel University, İstanbul Aydın University and Sabahattin Zaim University.

Also, there are 1 public hospital and 3 private ones. As for the shopping lovers there are 3 shopping malls in Kucukcekmece that offer all the latest trends.

Advantages of real estate investment in Kucukcekmece:

The real estate sector is booming in Kucukcekmece, due to the many advantages this area has to offer. It is neither too close nor too far from the city center and its accessibility to different methods of transportation and main highways make it very easy to go from one are to another. Furthermore, it offers both closeness to nature, modern facilities, and vital amenities.

Another big attraction for investment in the area is the Istanbul Kanal that will go through the Kucukcekmece lake connecting it to the Marmara Sea. A new residential area is set to be build around it that is expected to be a huge attraction for more investors in the area.

In the following links you can check our listings for apartments for sale in Kucukcekmece area in Istanbul:

Apartments For Sale in Kucukcekmece 

Apartments For Sale in Atakent 

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October 18, 2021
Most important highways of Istanbul

In recent years Turkey went through an economic boom which Istanbul got a big share of it. With an increase of tourists, residents, and investors the city continued to grow. This influx of new commers has increased the population of the city and resulting in Istanbul becoming the most densely populated Municipality of Turkey. Therefor it is only normal for it to have the most important highways and roads in the country.

Of all the roads and highways four are the most famous and important.

♦ D-100 Highway (E5 Highway):

The D-100 highway or as it is known among people as the E5 highway. It is considered the most well-known road in Istanbul as it links the two sides of the city from the European side to the Asian one through the Metrobus line that runs from Büyükçekmece to Söğütlüçeşme on a total length of 52 km and crossing the 15 July Martyrs bridge. It plays a main role in reducing the traffic congestion.

This highway starts at the Bulgarian gate “Kapikule” and crosses Turkey from west to east to the Iranian border gate “Gurbulak” with a total length of 1824 km.

♦ E-80 Highway (TEM Highway):

Opened in 1977 and considered one of the longest highways in the word with a total length of 6960 km (inside Turkey). This highway crosses 10 countries starting in the Portuguese capital Lisbon passing through Istanbul in Turkey and ends in Iran in Bazargan.

It links the Asian and European sides of Istanbul through the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge.

♦ Bassin Express Highway:

This is considered the most important highway in Istanbul; it intersects in two points with the other two main highways of Istanbul the E5 and the TEM highway. It is the main road that connects the Istanbul International Airport to the rest of the city. But other than that, its importance is in its location. It is located in the Bassin Express district the commercial heart of Istanbul according to the strategic plan of the municipality.

♦ Kuzey Marmara Highway (The North Marmara Motorway):

The 400 kilometres long highway starts in the west of Istanbul in Kinali and crosses the city until reaching the eastern province of Sakarya and passing through the Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge. The North Marmara Motorway is the most important road for Istanbul Airport, one of the world's largest airports as it provides direct access to it. This highway represents an alternative transit route that bypasses the metropolis’ traffic-filled streets, as it will reduce the traffic burden in the country’s largest city and its surroundings.

Why live near a highway or main road in Istanbul?

It is very beneficial to buy properties that are close to main roads and highways. There are always new projects coming up that can present a valuable investment opportunity. Furthermore, closeness to highways and main roads will always guarantee you easy renting and re-selling as these kinds of properties are always in high demand. Another huge advantage is easy access to everything you mind need such as universities, hospitals, shopping centers and many other necessities.


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September 17, 2021
Metro lines of Istanbul

The Istanbul Metro is a rapid transit railway network that serves the city of Istanbul, Turkey. It is operated by Metro Istanbul, a public enterprise, controlled by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

History of metro in Istanbul

The first underground line dates back to the 19th century which entered service on January 17, 1875. It is the world's second-oldest underground urban rail line after the London Underground, which was built in 1863, and the first underground urban rail line in continental Europe.

Still today this short line (573 m) is an important means of urban transport. Trains operate every 3.5 minutes, and a trip takes 1.5 minutes. The upper station is linked to Taksim Square by a vintage tram.

All Lines of metro Istanbul

The Istanbul Metro has 8 current lines that includes 107 stations in service, a System length of 133 KM, 647 metros and a Daily ridership of around 1,36 million.

M1 Yenikapı ↔ Atatürk Airport / Kirazlı:

The oldest section of the metro which opened in 1989, runs from Yenikapı and Aksaray Square in Old Istanbul via Istanbul's main Otogar (bus terminal) to Atatürk Airport and Kirazli.

The line is 26.1 km long, has 23 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 60 minutes.

M2 Yenikapı ↔ Hacıosman:

Construction started in 1991 and the first section between Taksim and Levent opened after some delays in September 2000. All stations have escalators and an elevator. It connects Yenikapı with Şişhane in Beyoğlu, Taksim Square, then north via Şişli through the modern business and residential sections of the Levents as far as Hacıosman.

The line is 23.5 km long, has 16 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 30 minutes.

M3 Kirazlı ↔ Metrokent:

Opened in 2013 and connects between Kirazli and MetroKent in Basaksehir.

The line is 11 km long, has 9 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 20 minutes.

M4 Kadıköy ↔ Tavşantepe:

This is the first metro line on the Asian side of Istanbul opened in 2012, departing from the ferry terminal at Kadiköy and running fully underground via Kozyatağı and Bostancı to Kartal.

The line is 26.5 km long, has 19 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 40 minutes.

M5 Üsküdar ↔ Çekmeköy:

Opened in 2017 and it is the second line on the Asian side and the first one to have an automatic system that does not need a conductor.

The line extends from Uskudar to Yamanevler.

The line is 20 km long, has 16 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 16 minutes.

M6 Levent ↔ Boğaziçi Üniversitesi/Hisarüstü:

Opened in 2015 it is a light metro line and currently the shortest in Istanbul also referred to as the Mini-Metro. It begins in Levent and extends to Bogazici Üniversitesi.

The line is 3.3 km long, has 4 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM and the total trip duration is 7 minutes.

M7 Mecidiyeköy ↔ Mahmutbey:

Opened partially on October 28th, 2020. It connects Mecidiyeköy to Mahmutbey.

The line is 18 km long, has 15 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.

M9 Olimpiyat ↔ Bahariye:

Opened partially to Bahariye on 29 May 2021 and took over the M3 Olimpiyat-Ikitelli branch.

The line is 6 km long, has 5 stations and operates from 06:00 AM to 00.00 AM.

How many metro stations in Istanbul?

The Istanbul Metro system has a total of 107 stations in operation with 104 more under construction.

Out of the 107 operating stations of the Istanbul Metro:

• 91 are fully underground.      

• 7 are elevated stations.

• 7 are on an embankment or at-grade.

• 2 are partially underground.

Future lines of metro Istanbul

As part of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality goal of expanding the size of the city rail transportation network to 630 km by 2030, the Istanbul Metro has several lines that are under construction or planned.

Currently there are 104 stations under construction and here are the future lines

M1b Kirazlı ↔ Halkalı:

The line will be 9.70 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in late 2023.

M3  Bakırköy-İDO ↔ Kirazlı:

The line will be 9 km long and have 7 stations. Planned to open in September 2022.

Başakşehir ↔ Kayaşehir:

The line will be 6.20 km long and have 5 stations. Planned to open in early 2022.

M4 Tavşantepe ↔ Sabiha Gökçen Airport:

The line will be 7.4 km long and have 4 stations. Planned to open in late 2021.

Tavşantepe ↔ Tuzla:

The line will be 7.9 km long and have 7 stations. Planned to open in 2025.

M5 Çekmeköy–Sancaktepe ↔ Sultanbeyli:

The line will be 10.9 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in 2023.

M7  Kabataş ↔ Mecidiyeköy:

The line will be 6.5 km long and have 4 stations. Planned to open in 2022.

Mahmutbey ↔ Esenyurt:

The line will be 18.5 km long and have 12 stations. Planned to open in 2024.

M9 Ataköy ↔ Bahariye:

The line will be 10.8 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in 2022.

M8 Bostancı-İDO ↔ Dudullu:

The line will be 14.27 km long and have 13 stations. Planned to open in June 2022.

M10 Pendik Sahil ↔ Kaynarca Merkez:

The line will be 5.10 km long and have 2 stations. Planned to open in 2023.

M11  Gayrettepe ↔ İstanbul Airport:

The line will be 37.2 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in late 2021.

Halkalı ↔ İstanbul Airport:

The line will be 31.5 km long and have 9 stations. Planned to open in late 2022.

M12 Göztepe ↔ Ümraniye:

The line will be 13.03 km long and have 11 stations. Planned to open in 2023.

On hold Lines of Istanbul

M2 Yenikapı ↔ Sefaköy:

The line will be 14 km long and have 11 stations.

M13 Hastane ↔ Yenidoğan:

The line will be 6.90 km long and have 6 stations.


The underground metro network is expected to cover the whole city of Istanbul by 2030 which will benefit the city and reduce traffic.

In Taksim real estate we usually advice our clients to invest into properties that are close to planned metro stations which will make a good profit of investment after opening the new lines.

Here are some of our properties in Istanbul that are close to metro stations:

Apartments For Sale in Umraniye close to yamanevler metro station  

Apartments For sale in kagithane close to kagithane metro station         

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September 06, 2021
Bridges of Istanbul

One of the most significant attributes of Istanbul is its placement between two continents with a strait separating the two parts, so its quite normal that the city should have many bridges linking between its two sides. The bridges of Istanbul are more than just a mean of transportation and access from one continent to another, these days the bridges represent an attraction in their own representing a symbol of the charm and beauty of Istanbul.

Here are the bridges over the Bosphorus strait…

♦ Bosphorus Bridge:

The Bosphorus Bridge known officially as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Bosphorus strait (Turkish: Boğaziçi) in Istanbul, Turkey, thus connecting Europe and Asia. The bridge extends between Ortaköy (in Europe) and Beylerbeyi (in Asia).

It is a gravity-anchored suspension bridge with steel towers and inclined hangers. It is 1,560 m (5,118 ft) long with a deck width of 33.40 m (110 ft). The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,074 m (3,524 ft) and the total height of the towers is 165 m (541 ft). The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m (210 ft).

Its construction started on February 20th, 1970 and ended on June 1st, 1973. The bridge was opened on October 30th, 1973.

Upon its completion in 1973, the Bosphorus Bridge had the fourth-longest suspension bridge span in the world, and the longest outside the United States Currently, the Bosphorus Bridge has the 33rd-longest suspension bridge span in the world.

Every October, the annual Intercontinental Istanbul Eurasia Marathon crosses the bridge on its way from Asia to Europe. During the marathon, the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic.

In October, visitors participate in the 'fun run' and cross the bridge on foot. Many take picnics to enjoy the view.

♦ Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge:

The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge ("Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror Bridge"), also known as the Second Bosphorus bridge, is a bridge in Istanbul, Turkey spanning the Bosphorus strait.

The bridge is named after the 15th-century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, who conquered the Byzantine capital, Constantinople (Istanbul), in 1453. It carries the European route E80 (TEM Highway), Asian Highway 1, Asian Highway 5 and Otoyol 2 highways.

The bridge is situated between İstanbul Hisarüstü (European side) and Kavacık (Asian side). It is a gravity-anchored suspension bridge with steel pylons and vertical hangers. It is 1,510 m long with a deck width of 39 m. The distance between the towers (main span) is 1,090 m and their height over road level is 105 m. The clearance of the bridge from sea level is 64 m.

Its construction started in 1986 and ended on July 3rd, 1988. When completed in 1988, it was the 5th-longest suspension bridge span in the world; today it is the 24th.

♦ Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge:

The Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is a bridge for rail and motor vehicle transit over the Bosphorus strait, to the north of two existing suspension bridges in Istanbul, Turkey. It was initially named the Third Bosphorus Bridge. The bridge is located near the Black Sea entrance of the Bosphorus strait, between Garipçe in Sarıyer on the European side and Poyrazköy in Beykoz on the Asian side.

Its construction started on May 29th, 2013. The bridge was opened on August 26th, 2016.

The 58.4-metre-wide (192 ft) bridge is 2,164 m (7,100 ft) in length with a main span of 1,408 m (4,619 ft). The main span is the ninth longest suspension bridge in the world.

At 322 m (1,056 ft), the bridge is one of the tallest bridges in the world. After the Millau Viaduct in France and the Pingtang Bridge in China, it is the third-tallest bridge in the world of any type. The bridge is also one of the world's widest suspension bridges, at 58.4 metres (192 ft) wide.

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August 23, 2021
Canal Istanbul ... Mega project in Istanbul within this decade

The Istanbul Canal is a project for the artificial sea-level waterway, which is planned by Turkey, connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. Istanbul Canal would bisect the current European side of Istanbul and thus form an island between Asia and Europe.

The Istanbul Canal project also includes the construction of ports (a large container terminal in the Black Sea, close to the Istanbul Airport), bridges, businesses, touristic districts, artificial lakes, logistic centres, and artificial islands to be integrated with the canal, as well as the construction of new earthquake-resistant residential areas with 250,000 residences along the channel. The artificial islands are to be built using soil dug for the canal. Transport projects to be integrated with the canal project include the Halkali-Kapikule high-speed train, the TCDD train project, the Yenikapi-Sefakoy-Beylikduzu and Mahmutbey-Esenyurt metro lines in Istanbul and the D-100 highway crossing, Tem highway and Sazlibosna highway.

Following a tender process, the project is expected to be completed in seven years, with around one and half years of preparatory works and five and half years of construction.


The concept of a canal linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara has been proposed at least seven times in history.

The first proposal was made by Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–1566). His architect Mimar Sinan was said to have devised plans for the project. The project was abandoned for unknown reasons

On March 6, 1591, during the reign of Sultan Murad III, an imperial order was issued and work on the project recommenced, but again for unknown reasons the project was stopped.

In 1654 during the reign of Sultan Mehmed IV, pressure for the recommencement of the canal was applied but to no avail.

Sultan Mustafa III (reigned 1757–1774) attempted twice in 1760, but the project could not go ahead due to economic problems.

During the reign of Sultan Mahmud II (reigned 1808–1839), an Imperial Ottoman Committee was established to examine the project once again. A report was prepared in 1813, but no concrete steps were taken. 


The project will pass through Lake Küçükçekmece near the Marmara Sea. It will pass through the districts of Avcılar and Başakşehir before reaching the Black Sea in the Arnavutköy district north of the city.

The waterway will have a length of 45 km (28 mi), with a depth of 20.75 m (68.1 ft). Its width will be 360 m (1,180 ft) on the surface and 275 m (902 ft) wide at the bottom.


  • The stated purpose of the project is to reduce the large marine traffic through the Bosporus and minimise the risks and dangers associated particularly with tankers.
  • The new canal will prevent and reduce the sea traffic problem the Bosphorus Strait is currently experiencing by prevent long waiting times and delays for its users.
  • Reducing the environmental risks to which the Bosphorus strait is exposed due to the passage of tankers that threaten marine life in the strait and the surrounding areas and reduce waste that may harm the surrounding archaeological areas.
  • The new canal will provide numerous Earthquake Safe urban projects & development.
  • Six bridges will be built over the canal, transforming Istanbul into a city with two seas.

The importance of real estate investment near the Istanbul Canal

The new Istanbul Canal and the nearby areas are considered a compass for investors from all around the world, whether they are interested in buying land or apartments in modern complexes, as these areas promise to achieve high profits in the long run.
The real estate surrounding the Istanbul Canal is suitable for housing, investment and Turkish citizenship.
The areas near the Istanbul Canal are : Kucukcekmece - Atakent - Avcilar - Arnavutkoy - Ispartakule
You can view our available properties For sale near canal Istanbul on the following links:

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