August 10, 2021
Beautiful Istanbul.. A city between two continents

If we want to talk about the city of Istanbul, perhaps the best phrase to with will be the saying of Napoleon Bonaparte I when he said: “If the whole world were one country, Istanbul would be its capital.”

History and Geography of Istanbul

Throughout its history, Istanbul was the capital of several major states. It was the capital of the Roman Empire, followed by the Byzantine Empire, as well as the Ottoman Empire, where the city became the capital of the Islamic Caliphate. during these eras Istanbul was known by several names: Byzantium, Constantinople, Constantinople, and Islampol which means “the city of Islam,” a name given to it by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror “Fatih” after the conquest in 1453. This conquest was an event of great importance in the world’s history, as most historians consider it, The end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times.

After the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the capital was moved from Istanbul to Ankara, that became the political capital, but Istanbul retained its position as the tourist and economic capital of Turkey.

Istanbul is in the northwest of the Marmara region in Turkey, and it is divided into two parts separated by the Bosphorus Strait, which makes the city located on two continents at the same time, the western part located in Europe, while the eastern part is in Asia. The city occupies ​​1,830.93 square kilometers, while the metropolitan area, or Istanbul Governorate, occupies ​​6,220 square kilometers.

Istanbul has a temperate climate similar to all parts of the Marmara region, but because of the city's distinctive location, its climate is considered a "transitional climate", as it is located in a middle area between the regions with the oceanic climate of the Black Sea, the humid continental climate of the Balkan Peninsula, and the Mediterranean climate. This diversity in climatic patterns was reflected in the plant diversity, as different types of plants and trees characteristic of each region separately can be found collectively in this region, Istanbul is bordered on its Asian and European sides by two ancient mixed wet forests, the Asian forest is known as the "Alemdağ Forest", and the European one is known as the "Belgrad Forest", and they are the city's lungs and main outlet.

Istanbul is divided administratively into 39 districts, of which 27 make up the actual city, and all these districts are known as "Greater Istanbul", and they are administered by the "Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi Municipal Council". The following link shows the location of Istanbul on the map:

Architecture and Historic Landmarks of Istanbul

The urban landscape of Istanbul was - and still is - in constant change. During successive historical periods and due to the diversity of races and cultures of the peoples who inhabited the city, the prevailing style of architecture changed with the change of eras. We find in the buildings of Istanbul evidence of the Roman, Byzantine, Genoese, and Ottoman styles, as well as Modern European architectural styles "Baroque and Rococo", all these and other styles contributed to the construction of Istanbul’s diverse identity.

In recent decades, many tall buildings have been built around the city, and the surrounding towns have become part of the city due to the latter's rapid expansion and assimilation of those towns. The highest residential and office buildings are located in the north of the European section, especially in the financial and business districts in the neighborhoods of "Levent", "Maslak" and "Mecidiyeköy", located in the area between the Bosphorus Bridge and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. The centers of the largest and most important Turkish companies and banks are in these areas.

The Asian side of Istanbul, that used to be home to summer resorts and elegant cottages surrounded by extensive gardens of canopy pines, has been growing rapidly since the early second half of the 20th century. The depopulation of these places until the 1960s helped build better infrastructure and create a more organized urban planning than that of other residential areas in the city. However, the real prosperity of the Asian side came with the opening of the "Ankara Asphalt" highway, the Asian extension of the E5 highway, which is located north of Baghdad Boulevard parallel to the railway.

If we want to talk about the tourist and archaeological attractions in Istanbul, perhaps we will need a book to list them all. Here we mention the most prominent and famous ones such as: Hagia Sofba, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapı Palace and Dolmabahce, Galata Tower and Ortakoy Mosque, and many many other tourist and archaeological attractions that each needs a separate article to describe its beauty and its history.

Public Services and Infrastructure of Istanbul

Istanbul, especially the modern areas surrounding the old city, has a modern and high-tech infrastructure. In Istanbul today, there is a chlorinated filtered water supply, and a sewage treatment system, which is managed by the Istanbul Water and Sanitation Authority, as well as several private sector organizations that undertake water purification. and distribute it to homes. As for electricity, it is secured by the state through the ground distribution networks, and natural gas (home gas) reaches most of Istanbul's homes through the Istanbul Gas Distribution Joint Stock Company, İGDAŞ.

Air and sea navigation of Istanbul

Istanbul has two main airports, Sabiha Airport on the Asian side, and Istanbul Airport on the European side, where Istanbul Airport is the largest in Europe. Maritime navigation is also vital for Istanbul, since the seas surround the city from all sides, and many Istanbul residents live on the Asian side of the city and work on the European side, or vice versa, so passenger ferries form the basis of daily transportation between the two parts of the city for many of them., even more so than the three suspension bridges that connect both ends of the Bosphorus. Also, these fast-moving ferries and cruise buses form the main link between the mainland of Istanbul and the Princes' Islands.

Highways of Istanbul

The international route D100 and the European route E80 are the main highways connecting Turkey with Europe. The road network in Istanbul is highly developed and organized, and it is still expanding, and it connects the city from the east to Ankara and from the west to Edirne. There are also two highways surrounding the city, the inner and outer belts of Istanbul.

Read also : Most important highways of Istanbul , Bridges of Istanbul

The July 15 Martyrs' Bridge, located within the inner belt, and Sultan Mehmet Fatih Bridge, located within the outer belt, are the two-connecting links between the European and Asian sides of the Bosphorus. The northern and southern shores of the Golden Horn Strait are connected by a few bridges: Galata Bridge, Ataturk Bridge, and the Gulf Bridge, Which in turn forms part of the network of roads in the outer belt of Istanbul.

The metro, tramway, and express bus network of Istanbul

Istanbul has one of the widest and most modern subway networks around the world, and it is still under expansion in order to achieve the slogan of the Greater Istanbul Municipality (Metro from anywhere to anywhere), where one or two new lines are opened every year, and this network will become in its final form as shown in the following map: Istanbul has one of the widest and most modern subway networks around the world, and it is still under expansion in order to achieve the slogan of the Greater Istanbul Municipality (Metro from anywhere to anywhere), where one or two new lines are opened every year, and this network will become in its final form as shown in the following map:

The uncoloured lines on the map indicate metro lines that are still under construction.

Read also : Metro lines of Istanbul , What is the Metrobus in Istanbul

Education and health in Istanbul 

Istanbul has many of the best higher education buildings in Turkey, as it has more than 20 public and private universities, and most of the reputable universities are public universities, but in recent years there has been a sudden rise in the number of private universities. Istanbul University is the oldest Turkish educational institution in the city, founded in 1453, and Istanbul Technical University is one of the oldest universities in the city, founded in 1773, and it is also the third oldest technical university dedicated to teaching engineering sciences in the world.

Istanbul has many governments and private hospitals, in addition to a number of clinics, laboratories and research centers equipped with the latest technologies, which has contributed to an increase in the number of tourists coming for the purpose of "medical tourism". Istanbul has become a global destination for laser vision correction, plastic surgery and hair transplantation.

Investment and business in Istanbul

Successive Turkish governments have worked to attract foreign investments to the country, by providing incentives to foreign investors, starting with tax exemptions and up to participation and partial financing of projects in some states.

As for Istanbul, the name of the city alone may be enough to attract investments, and Istanbul has already witnessed, during the past two decades, a huge turnout by foreign investors in various fields, of which the real estate and construction field had the biggest share.

This turnout from investors coincided with a boom in the Turkish real estate market, which culminated in Resolution No. 5091 relating to Turkish citizenship and its amendment issued on 09/18/2018, which granted those wishing to invest in real estate in Turkey the right to obtain Turkish citizenship in return for buying a property worth 250.000 USD.

This decision and many other government measures constituted support for the national economy and a source of foreign currency for the treasury, as this decision is still in effect until the date of writing this article.

In the following link you can check our Lists of properties for sale in Istanbul 

Apartments for sale in Istanbul 

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August 03, 2021
What is the Metrobus in Istanbul
The Metrobus (Turkish: Metrobüs) is a 50 km (31.1 mi) bus rapid transit route in Istanbul, Turkey. The system has 45 stations that follow the city's ring road via Avcılar, Zincirlikuyu and the Bosphorus Bridge to Söğütlüçeşme using dedicated bus lanes for almost the entire length the route.

The busway, the first section of which opened in 2007 after two years of construction, is used by several Metrobus lines which operate within a ‘closed’ system carrying 800,000 people daily. Its name was coined by the İETT to suggest that the system is a hybrid between a metro train (Turkish: metro) and a bus (Turkish: otobüs).

Metrobus lines of Istanbul 

♦ 34 (Avcılar – Zincirlikuyu).

♦ 34A (Söğütlüçeşme – Cevizlibağ AÖY).

♦ 34AS (Avcılar – Söğütlüçeşme).

♦ 34BZ (Beylikdüzü – Zincirlikuyu).

♦ 34C (Beylikdüzü – Cevizlibağ).

♦ 34G (Beylikdüzü – Söğütlüçeşme) from 10PM to 6AM.

♦ 34U (Uzunçayır – Zincirlikuyu).

♦ 34Z (Zincirlikuyu – Söğütlüçeşme).

Daily number of trips

♦ Weekdays: 4,034.

♦ Saturdays: 2,632.

♦ Sundays and holidays: 1,724.

Metrobus, Metro and Tram lines intersection points

♦ With the M1 Metro line in Merter, Zeytinburnu, Bahçelievler and Şirinevler.

♦ With the M2 Metro line in Mecidiyekoy and Zencirlikoy.

♦ With the M4 Metro line in Uzunçayırç.

♦ With the M5 Metro line in Altunizadeç.

♦ With the T1 and T2 Tram Lines in Topkapı, Cevizlibağ, Edirnekapı and Zeytinburnu.

Why should you choose to live near the Metrobus line in Istanbul

♦ Does not get stuck in traffic since it has its own dedicated lane.

♦ Always available thanks to its 24/7 working hours with an interval on 1-2 minutes between trips (during morning hours).

♦ Most of the attraction sites and famous shopping malls are a walking distance to the metro line.

♦ Links both sides of Istanbul (Europe and Asia).

♦ Intersects with different Metro, Tramway, and bus lines.

♦ Properties close to the Metrobus line are always in high demand (easy to rent and re-sell properties).

♦ Always having a wide choice of projects and investment opportunities.

Fees and Payment Methods for metrobus in Istanbul

In order to use all public transportation in Istanbul (boats, subways, buses, tramways, funiculars), you will need the magnetic card (IstanbulKart).

You can purchase the İstanbulkart from the yellow vending machines located in every station of the subway, trams, metrobus, funiculars and some kiosks located near most stops of the public buses. The cost of the card is only 10 Turkish Liras (TL) for the card itself and you need to add credit to it depending on how many trips you are going to ride. Crediting the card is quite simple, just place the card in the right place on the yellow machines, like the one where you purchased the card, wait for the card to be scanned and deposit cash to load your Istanbulkart.

At stations, there will be card readers; just bring your card close once and you can pass through the metal gate.

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July 26, 2021
Maslak Area In Istanbul ... The Business and Finance Center Of Istanbul

During the past two decades, with the influx of foreign investments into Turkey, the Turkish government has established business centers in various Turkish states, as these centers have become a destination for many international companies that have taken them as a base, and speaking of these investment centers, we find that Maslak tops the list in Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular.

Maslak is a neighborhood in the municipality of Sarayer in the European part of Istanbul, this district houses the main campus of Istanbul Technical University `İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi` and the Military College, in addition to skyscrapers and huge commercial centers. Maslak is one of the leading areas in Istanbul, which has witnessed rapid development in terms of business and urbanization.

The following link shows Maslak`s location on the map

History and reason behind name of Maslak:

There is no evidence that the naming of Maslak if of Turkish, Persian or Arabic origins but it is believed that the reason for the name is a waterway that used to pass through this area to distribute water from the dams according to Nisanyan linguistic dictionary.

At the beginning of the republic era during the years between 1930-1954 Maslak was a village belonging to the municipality of Beyoglu and then in 1954 transferred to the municipality of Sisli  later with the change of the nature of Maslak from a small neighborhood to a huge commercial center, it was attached to the municipality of " Sarıyer" with  both the regions of "Huzur" and "Ayazağa", by the decree of the Federation of Municipalities issued in 2012.In the past, Maslak included the headquarters of the Istanbul Golf Club, which was located on a 350 dunums of land that had been rented from the leadership of the war academies since 1922, and in 2012 this contract was not renewed, and it was found that residential complexes and hotels will be built on this land belonging to the Staff Commander.

Maslak today:

30 years ago, Maslak was only a small neighborhood with several buildings and shops, while today it has become one of the most important investment areas in Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular, with its skyscrapers and heavy traffic, and hosting the headquarters of many international companies. Given that the Maslak area is a business and not a residential area, it has a population density during working hours, which reaches hundreds of thousands, while this density decreases outside working hours to only a few thousand. It is worth noting that the highest tower in the Maslak area is the "spine tower", 192 meters high and 47 floors.

Shopping and entertainment places in Maslak:

Maslak is home to two of the most important shopping centers in Istanbul, namely "Istinye Park" and "UNIQ İstanbul". Uniq Istanbul is characterized as an integrated entertainment city that offers visitors multiple options from shopping, eating delicious meals, watching art shows and visiting the Science Museum, in addition, Unique Istanbul includes the adventure city "Xtrem Adventures İstanbul", an amusement park among the forests that provides an enjoyable experience of climbing and zip-lining between trees and wooden houses. The Istinye park mall is a giant attraction for shopping enthusiasts, with an indoor market and an outdoor shopping area that includes the finest international brands, providing everything you may need.


Public transportation is not a preferred option for visiting Maslak as only the M2 metro line passes through it which goes from Yenikapi to Haciosman via Sisli, this line serves Maslak with only two stations, in addition to public transport buses otobüs, but by using private means of transportation, access to Maslak is very easy, since it is in a privileged location adjacent to the main line E80, which extends to the Sultan Mehmet Al-Fatih Bridge and the Asian side of Istanbul.

Investment Opportunities:

After this explanation, it is no secret that Maslak is a leading investment area, as the percentage of real estate used for commercial purposes constitutes the largest percentage of urbanization in the area. However, many large construction companies have recently started building luxury residential complexes in Maslak, in the areas that lie on its outskirts. Not in the middle of the commercial center. The most distinguished of these complexes are the ones located north of Maslak, in the side adjacent to the Belgrade forests, where it combines the advantages of proximity to the commercial center, tranquility and forest views. These complexes are certainly comparable in their luxury to the commercial buildings in Maslak, and they have become a destination for investors who have made Maslak the headquarters for their investments, thus achieving closeness to housing from the workplace and getting rid of the traffic congestion for which Istanbul is famous.

To view our special Properties For sale in the Maslak area, you can click on the following link:

Apartments For Sale In Maslak 

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July 16, 2021
Ümraniye Area In Istanbul ... a special residential area in Asian Istanbul

Ümraniye used to be an unknown region for people looking for real estate investment in Istanbul, where it was not as famous as the other neighborhoods of Istanbul. But lately Ümraniye became a well-known region where even foreigners go to live in it for its calm, clean environment, and modern architecture.

Ümraniye is one of Istanbul`s 39 municipalities, it is in the Asian side of the city and is in the fourth place among Istanbul`s municipalities and the first in the Asian side municipalities in terms of population density.

It has 35 neighborhoods and an area of 22 thousand square Hectares. It is bordered from the west by Üsküdar municipality, the east by Sancaktepe, the south by Ataşehir and from the north by Beykoz and Cekmeköy. Umraniye is considered one of the fastest growing municipality in Istanbul in terms of population and the architectural development while maintaining the conservative traditional character of the region. It is also a rich area in economic diversity from the transformative industries to the manufacturing of clothes and wood products.

Historically Ümraniye was just forests where its climate helped the growth of cypress and pine forests. Phrygians settled in it followed by Romans and Byzantines. The army of Abbasid Caliph Harun Al Rashid reached it in 782 AD. Control over it rolled over between the Muslims at times and the Byzantines at other times until Islam entered with the Turks to the land of Anatolia under the leadership of the Seljuk and then followed by the Ottomans that named the region `Yalniz Selvi` that can be translated to the lone cypress.

After the Balkan wars immigrants from Yugoslavia and Bulgaria settled in Ümraniye that is why for a period it was names the village of immigrants, it was announced as an independent municipality in 1963 and the meaning of its name is from Arabic origins and refers to urbanism, urbanization, and sophistication.

The following link shows Ümraniye`s location on the map 

Shopping places:

When visiting Ümraniye you will find out that the shopping malls and bazaars are very popular there and that is following the increase in the number of residents that need huge shopping places to satisfy its needs, where it has 8 large shopping malls such as:

  Buyaka AVM, Metrogarden AVM, Meydan AVM, Akyaka Park AVM, Canpark AVM, IKEA AVM in addition to some distinguished shopping streets designated only for pedestrians like the Alemdağ caddesi.

Tourist attractions and excursions:

Ümraniye is characterized generally by calm and residential environment for that it has many picnic areas, for example we can name Trabzon Garden situated in the Ihlamurkuyu neighborhood and has great cafes and restaurants.

Also, the Tantavi social complex `Tantavi Sosyal Tesisleri` that extends over an area of 6 thousand square meters that contains many public facilities at reasonable prices. And one of the beautiful attractions in Ümraniye that is recommended to visit is the Palace of Hakim Paşa and Dudullu Tepesi. 


Ümraniye is connected to the other regions of Istanbul by many routes. The E80 highway that is considered a vital street crosses Ümraniye from north to south and extends to the European side of the city passing through the Sultan Mehmet Al Fatih bridge also the international Sile line ` Şile otoyolu` that passes through the north all the way to Sile coast and the O4 highway that goes through the south of Ümraniye.

Regarding the public means of transport, the main transport line in Ümraniye is the M5 metro line that connects Ümraniye with Istanbul`s metro network, and the neighboring Üsküdar. This line has 10 stations in Ümraniye and its one of the modern transportation lines that is moved by automated driving.

Fertile investment environment:

Ümraniye`s municipality is considered one of the most active municipalities in Istanbul. In 2020 and despite the lock-down because of the spread of the Corona virus, the municipality successfully executed 18 developmental projects in different sectors, where it shows on its website a time schedule for the project to be implemented and the delivery date and enters in a competition with time to deliver the projects in the specified time and specifications.

We attach to you the link for the Ümraniye municipality website

The municipality works to attract real estate investments and encouraging construction companies to Implementation of housing projects in the region to keep pace with the growing demand for real estate with the steady increase in the population in the region. Therefore, the municipality focuses on infrastructure projects and service facilities, and these projects are the basic building block for attracting investments.

Expert advice:

Ümraniye is predominantly residential, and it is indeed a distinct area for living, as it has calm, green spaces, and modernity compared to the historical neighborhood of Istanbul, as well as the relatively conservative environment in the area makes it a destination for families. The investment return is commensurate with real estate prices in the region, which are relatively lower than other areas in Istanbul, and therefore the option of buying property in the region with the intention of housing is more likely than buying it with the intention of investment.

We attach the following links to see some of our special Properties in Ümraniye:

Apartments For Sale in Umraniye 

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July 15, 2021
Zeytinburnu Area In Istanbul …Modern Properties within old Istanbul

Zeytinburnu is considered one of Istanbul`s most important and central municipalities. It was approved as an independent municipality in 01/09/1957. it is in the city`s European side overlooking the Marmara Sea with an almost 3-kilometer-long coastal strip. Bordered from the East by Fatih municipality and from the north the municipalities of Ayupsultan, Bayrampaşa and Esenler and from the West the municipalities of Güngören and Bakırköyç and from the South Marmara Sea. It covers 12 square kilometers. It is elevated 24 meters from the surface of the sea and divided to 13 neighborhoods. The following link is for Zeytinburnu`s location on the map

History and reason behind Zeytinburnu name :

The word `Burun` in Turkish means head (it means the land`s entrance in sea= the opposite of golf). This region used to be famous for olive cultivation in the past. For that reason, it was named `olive head Zeytinburnu`. Some sources says that in the era of Byzantines it was a seaport or fortress, since it was close to the old city walls (they still can be seen in Zeytinburnu) and almost all the old city doors `Topkapı, Mevlanakapı, Silivrikapı, Belgradkapı) are opened to Zeytinburnu. After the Constantinople conquest and the entering of Ottomans, priests and monks coming from Jerusalem settled in this area where they lived a simple life planting vegetables and olives, even now if we check the old city records, we will find many ownership records are named as the Jerusalem Farm `Kudüslü Şerıf Çiftliği`. This region became a park and a place of entertainment for the old city residents for its closeness, peace, green spaces and sea view.

Archaeological and tourist attractions:

Zeytinburnu region is rich in historical and archaeological attractions that can be visited and that`s due to its special location near the old city walls, furthermore, Zeytinburnu`s municipality is considered one of the most active municipalities in Istanbul, where it accomplished many entertainment and service projects in the region. We mention these landmarks as an example:

1- Panorama 1453:

This museum was created in 2008 in memory of the Constantinople conquest in My 5th 1453 and that is by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet the second named Al Fatih. The museum is in Merkezefendi in Zeytinburnu, it includes different pieces of weapons that was used in the conquest, also it includes many distinctive wall paintings that immortalize this great event that changed the course of history and the world map. The museum is open for visitors all week with very reasnabble entry fees.      

2-Topkaı Cultural Park:

Topkapı’s cultural park, located in Maltepe, Zeytinburnu, is known as the first first place that sultan Mehmet Al Fatih passed through entering the city during the conquest. This region used to be a square for street vendors and markets but with all the renovations of the regions in many fields a big garden was established. The garden includes green spaces, tracks to watch the city landmarks, kid's playgrounds, swimming pools, mosques, and parking, in addition to the 1453 panorama aforementioned.

3-The Old city Walls:

Zeytinburnu includes the longest part of the old city walls `Constantinople walls` that are 22 kilometer long. This wall was built in 413 AD, and it stretches from the coast of Zeytinburnu on the Marmara Sea from the south until it reaches the golden horn in the north. The part of the wall in Zeytinburnu region is 5.5 kilometer and has 123 watchtowers. On the south of these walls, behind the golden door there is the `seven doors Yedikule` neighborhood which gets its name from the interconnected seven towers that form the shape of a pentagram.


Zeytinburnu is considered a central region in Istanbul, and it has many rapid transit lines among them:

♦ The Metrobus line that has 3 stations in Zeytinburnu and passes the main street E5 that extends to the Asian side passing through the July 15th Martyrs bridge.

♦ The metro line M1 and it is the oldest metro line in Istanbul and crosses Zeytinburnu in 3 stations and connects it to Yenikapı from the East and Bakirköy West.

♦ Tramway line T1 that connects Kabataş with Bağcılar and has 6 stations in Zeytinburnu.

♦ Tramway line T4 that goes north to Habibler and has 2 stations in Zeytinburnu.

♦ The bus lines and express transportation Minibuses that connect Zeytinburnu to all over Istanbul.

Investment advantages:

Zeytinburnu has a distinguished investment position granted by its geographical position. It is Located within the old city right next to its walls.It is located near the beach with a fabulous sea promenade. Close to the shopping malls and main markets in Istanbul. One of Istanbul`s most important main streets which is Kennedy Street passes by it, it extends along the coast until it reaches Ataturk Airport and World Trade Center and has many luxury hotels such as Hilton, Radisson Blu and Novotel.

This vital and strategic location led to construction companies' eagerness to build huge projects in it. Zeytinburnu, and especially the south part of it near the cost and Kennedy Street, includes real estate projects that are considered among the most luxurious of Istanbul and maybe we are not exaggerating when we say the most expensive. And this is of course justified by the amazing coastal view and closeness to the city center that increased the real estate prices remarkably.

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March 16, 2021
Eyup sultan area in Istanbul .... An ancient past meets a sophisticated present

On the bank of the Golden Horn Bay, one of the most beautiful and sacred areas of Istanbul is located , embracing the body of a great companion of the companions of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and the bodies of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

History and reason of name:

The area of Eyup, or as the Turks call it “Eyüp sultan,” took its name from the shrine of the great companion Abu Eyup al-Ansari, who was buried in it during the attempt to conquer it by the Islamic army in 670 AD, when he was martyred due to illness and was buried there as he wanted, and after the conquest of Istanbul by Sultan Muhammad Al-Fatih in 1453 The place of burial of the great companion was identified by the famous scholar of the Sultan, Akshamsuddin, where the Sultan built a mausoleum and next to it he established the first "Sultani" mosque in Istanbul and the area has been named after him since that date.

The Eyüp sultan area is the first residential center established by the Ottomans outside the walls of Istanbul after the conquest, as the housing were located inside the walls only, and the area includes many monuments dating back to the Ottoman era, as well as the famous shrine in the area of "Alibey köy" located on the foothills overlooking On the Gulf which contains many graves of famous Ottomans and Turks, and the reason for this is because the area was located outside the walls near it, so it was a place for graves, and on the other hand people were burying their dead near the shrine of the companions blessing their soil, and therefore many Ottoman sultans recommended to bury them in this area for the same reason.

People have inhabited this region since the Byzantine era, due to the presence of two rivers in it and the abundance of fresh drinking water constantly, and with the expansion of Istanbul during the seventh and eighteenth centuries, Eyup entered the city after it was outside it, and factories spread on both sides of the Gulf.

Location and geography:

Eyüp Sultan is one of the largest municipalities in Istanbul by area, and it may be surprising to know that the municipality of Eyüp Sultan extends to the Black Sea in the north and includes large lands and the last point in it is completely adjacent to Istanbul's new airport.
It is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, established in 1936 by annexing lands and parts of the municipalities of Fatih, Beyoglu and Sariyer.
It has a short coastline on the inner part of the Golden Horn Bay and extending a long coastline on the Black Sea for approximately 15 km.
Eyup has a central location between the most important municipalities and districts of Istanbul, as it is bordered on the east by (Sariyer, Sisli, KagitHanna), from the south (Fatih, Zeytinburnu and Bayrampasa ), on the west (Gazi Osman Pasha, Sultan Ghazi, Arnavutkoy and Basaksehir), and from the north the Black Sea.
It covers an area of 242 square kilometers, rises 71 meters above sea level, and is divided into 23 districts
The following link to Eyüp Sultan Municipality on the map :   

Eyup Sultan today:

The spread of factories on the banks of the Gulf, as we mentioned, led to the pollution of its waters, and Eyup became a crowded and unclean area, and since the end of the last century and the beginning of the current century, the municipality of Eyup Sultan made its efforts to close the factories and move them to modern industrial cities outside the city, and it cleaned the banks of the Gulf to become an area full of wonderful parks Cafes and restaurants, which have become a place for recreation and excursion, attract foreigners and citizens throughout the year.
In addition to that, real estate development companies began to take advantage of these features available in the Eyup area, as they constructed distinctive residential projects with a modern architecture system while preserving the archaeological character of the area.

Distinguished Landmarks:

♦ Eyup Sultan Mosque and its soil: It is the first sultani mosque that was established in Istanbul as we mentioned, it was built during the reign of Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih during the conquest of Istanbul next to the tomb of the companion Abu Eyup al-Ansari and next to his shrine and his soil, and this mosque had a great position among the Ottomans Where the Ottoman sultans wore swords when they assumed power, or what could be called the pledge of allegiance to them, and it still retains its shape since its construction until today.

♦ The Golden Horn Bay: It was called "the Horn" to refer to the shape of this estuary, as for its name "Golden", it is believed that it refers either to the riches brought to the city through the historic port, or to artistic interpretations of the reflection of yellow light on the waters of the estuary whenever the sun sets on The city, and in any case, this estuary has its name, as it has become at the present time a tourist attraction center full of parks, restaurants and distinctive tourist facilities.

♦ Pierre Loti hill: a distinctive hill in the Eyup Sultan area, named after the French writer and novelist "Louis Marie Julien Viode - Pierre Loti" who lived in this area and loved the people of Istanbul  and be loved by the them and was called a friend of Turkey. This writer was influenced by the Ottoman lifestyle and This influence was shown in his novels. He lived on this hill and it was named after him in honor of him for his sympathy with the Turkish people against the practices of his country, France, during and after the first world war.
The hilltop can be reached on foot or via Chairlifts where the most distinctive and quiet cafes are spread there with a charming view on the bay

♦ Lovers' Forests : It is an extension of the Belgrade forests, where this part of the forests is located in the Eyup Sultan region, and it was named by this name because it was already a place frequented by lovers, and today it is a distinctive picnic place not far away from the city center.


♦ The two main highways in Istanbul (E80 and E5) pass from Eyup Sultan area by the north and south of it , where the metro bus line that serves Eyüp area passes through E5 highway with two stations, Ayvansaray and Halıcıoğlu, as well as the D020 highway that connects the city center with the O7 highway to the north. And Istanbul airport.

♦ The M7 metro line, a part of this line was opened at the beginning of 2021, and will be fully operational at the beginning of 2022, this line connects Eyüp Sultan to Kabataş on the bank of the Bosphorus, through Sisli and it serves Eyup with 4 stations 

♦ Tram line T5: was opened in early 2021 and this line passes on the bank of the Golden Horn Bay along the water and gardens and this is what made it a way for enjoying the natural scenery more than a way of transportation only, this line connects Eyup area with Eminonu region, and passes through Eyup with 9 stations.

Real estate in Eyup:

Eyüp Sultan district is one of the central areas in Istanbul, as it is in the heart of the city, and it extends as we mentioned over vast areas to the north.
Eyüp Sultan area is mostly dominated by a residential buildings & complexes , and this is obvious in all the properties in this region, where they are mostly residential.
Real estate rent revenues in the region are relatively high, especially within modern residential complexes , and this is due, as we mentioned, to the centrality of the Eyup region with its proximity to other central Istanbul areas, commercial markets, and tourist areas, and thus makes the investment return for real estate in Eyup is high.

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March 02, 2021
Kartal area in Istanbul ... The most quiet area of the city

Istanbul is a city surrounded by water from all sides, and this is what made most areas of Istanbul and its municipalities enjoy a coastal strip and sea views, but specifically there is a single area in Istanbul that is unparalleled for its coastal strip, as the closest point to wonderful Princess Islands, this area is called Kartal "KARTAL", which we will learn about in this article.
Kartal municipality is one of Istanbul's 39 municipalities, located in the Asian side of the city, about 20 km from the Bosphorus coast, with an area of 38 square kilometers , about 22 km away from the center of Istanbul, and a height of 65 meters above sea level
Kartal consists of 19 districts , and it is located to the east of the municipality of Maltepe, and to the south of the municipality of Sancaktepe, and it is bordered on the east by the municipality of Pendik and on the south by the Sea of Marmara, the following link to the municipality of Kartal on the map:

Reason of name:

In the days of Byzantine rule, Kartal was a village inhabited by fishermen. This was indicated by the fossils found in the area dating back to the sixth century AD. The village was called Kartaliman back then.
And the word Kartal in Turkish means eagle, so it is possible that the name of the region came from a copy of its Byzantine name "Kartaliman", or that the name of Mount Aydos, which means in Greek, the eagle, and the eagle in Turkish, has also been used. It should be noted that the summit of Mount Aydos is the highest point in Istanbul

Landmarks worth visiting in Kartal:

♦ Kartal Coast line : The coastal strip of Kartal, which extends approximately 8 km, is one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Istanbul, and contains parks, walking paths and bicycle paths. Visitors come for a picnic and enjoy a direct view of the Princesses Islands, where the islands are only 3.5 km from the coast of Kartal, which is the closest point to the islands from Mainland Istanbul, as they visit it for walking, running and breathing the fresh sea air

♦ Aydos Forests: It is a pristine forest consisting mostly of pine trees, and it is a place preferred by the residents of Istanbul for hiking in various seasons to enjoy its pure air.
The highest point of Aydos Mountain, is located within the forest. It also includes the large Aydos Lake, which offers lake cycling bike tours . You can also stroll through the dedicated walking path among the trees.

♦ Dragos hill: It is the best place in Istanbul to enjoy the view of the Princess Islands. This hill, or as it is called "Istanbul balcony," is dotted with villas system, which attract many tourists in the summer...

♦ Fairy tale Museum: It is the only museum of its kind in Turkey, in which there are all the heroes of fairy tales and world narratives embodied with stone statues, this museum belongs to the municipality of Kartal and it’s a free to enter museum, it is a fun place for children and families and a beautiful destination to spend the holiday. This museum is one of the places of entertainment created by the municipality of Kartal, same as Kartal Square, and the skateboarding arena which are also places worth visiting


Kartal is connected to other areas of Istanbul with various types of transportation (marine, railway and highway). The first port for sea transport for citizens was established in Kartal in the year 1857, and to this day it provides a sea bus service to the Princes' Islands and Yalova.
Kartal is easily connected to various vital facilities in Istanbul, as it is only 15 km away from Sabiha Gokcen Airport, and the D100 road leading to the July 15 Martyrs Bridge and the Sultan Mehmed Fatih Bridge and thus the European part of the city passes through it.
Also, the metro line (Kadikoy - Tavshan Tepe) or M4 passes from Kartal, which serves Kartal with 4 stations , and the Marmaray metro line, which connects the far east of Asian Istanbul to the far west of European Istanbul and passes from Kartal, with 5 stations, in addition to the buses that connect Kartal in various parts of the city

Real estate in Kartal:

Kartal is unique with its beautiful climate, as it is located between the rainy climate of the Black Sea and the temperate climate of the Mediterranean, so the transition from winter to spring and summer to autumn is often not noticed in it, and its relative distance from the city center gave it a calm atmosphere that made it a suitable place to live for those who are looking for calm and quiet area.
Kartal was developed and designed as an industrial zone in the early years of the Turkish Republic, and it turned into one of the central residential areas in Istanbul, especially during the eighties of the last century, and according to this transformation, cultural life developed rapidly.
During the last decade, Kartal has become a center of attraction for major real estate development companies in Turkey, due to its beautiful nature, clean air and sea views that are not repeated elsewhere in Istanbul. That is why mega urban projects were established in it, which provide the highest standards of luxury, comfort and a distinctive sea view. 

Here are our properties for sale in Kartal : 

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March 04, 2021
Esenyurt area in Istanbul ... The cheapest area in the city

Esenyurt is an urban boom in Istanbul in particular and in Turkey generally. During the past decade it occupied the first place in real estate sales ratios in Istanbul, and it has become the focus of attention of major real estate development companies in Turkey, where gigantic residential projects have been constructed with the latest construction standards .. in the article we will know about this area and its features

Geographical location and history of Esenyurt:

Esenyurt is located on the European side of Istanbul, it is bordered on the east by the municipality of Avcilar and kucukcekmece lake , on the west by the municipality of Buyukcekmece, on the north by both Basaksehir and Arnavutkoy, and on the south by the municipality of Beylikduzu.
Esenyurt on the map :
Esenyurt has an area of 43 square kilometers, 24 kilometers away from the city center of the city , 55 meters above sea level, and it consists of 22 districts  .
In the nineteenth century, the Esenyurt region was composed of agricultural lands and fiefs, and it was previously called “EŞKİNOZ” which is the name of one of the landowners in this region and from which its current name is derived.
This region received waves of immigration from Romania and Bulgaria in 1920 and 1938, as well as internal waves of displacement from separate Turkish states.
Esenyurt was approved as an independent municipality in 2008 after it was separated from the municipality of Buyukcekmece and annexed the town of Kıraç.

Esenyurt today:

In recent years, Esenyurt has achieved an urban boom in modern residential complexes. This urban development, in turn, has led to the development of its demographics. Esenyurt has benefited from this great development as it includes four cultural centers and four huge parks located between residential complexes, and this is not available in many Other municipalities in Istanbul.
In terms of construction style, Esenyurt is a residential area, as it is a destination for families to live in for several reasons, the most important of which is the modernity of construction plus  its prices are  very acceptable compared to real estate prices in other areas of Istanbul, in addition to the availability of all services that concern the family, There are also many universities in the region, as Esenyurt University, Beykent University, Istanbul Arel University, and Gelişim University.
Esenyurt also includes several shopping centers and malls, which are among the largest in Istanbul, as Torium mall, Marmara Park, Akpatı and City Center , and many distinctive shopping centers, plus the traditional markets in which the shops are distributed on both sides of different roads of Esenyurt.
In addition to that, the TÜYAP Exhibition and Conference Center, which is only 5 km from Esenyurt, and the huge Istanbul Airport, which is only 22 km away.


♦ Esenyurt is located between two main highways, which are the transportation nerve in Istanbul, where it is bordered on the north by the TEM or E80 highway that extends to the Bosphorus narrow and the Fatih Mehmed Bridge, and from the south by the E5 highway, which is the line that the metro bus line passes through and extends to the bridge of Martyrs of July 15th .
These two lines, as mentioned, are considered one of the transportation arteries in Istanbul, and they give Esenyurt residents easy access to the city center and the Asian part of it.

♦ The Metrobüs line, which connects west of Istanbul with its east, passes from Esenyurt, with 9 Stations

♦ The M7 metro line, a part of this line was opened at the beginning of 2021, and will be fully operational at the beginning of 2022, this line connects Esenyurt with Kabataş on the bank of the Bosphorus, passing through Eyüp Sültan and Sisli directly without using another metro or bus , and it will serve Esenyurt with 4 stations

♦ Buses , which connects Esenyurt with the entire city

Is Esenyurt really a low-level area?

Many who want to invest or to buy for living in real estate in Istanbul constantly ask this question about Esenyurt , and the reason for this is that the common idea of Esenyurt is that it is a low level area.
It can be considered that Esenyurt is divided into two parts, “the low-level area” and the “residential complexes area.” For clarification, these low-level areas do not mean that they are random housing areas, but rather are well-organized and fully serviced neighborhoods, but they are regular buildings and not compounds, but they are called This name to distinguish it from the other section of Esenyurt, which includes modern residential complexes.
Consequently, there are many sections in Esenyurt that are distinguished by the sophistication of their complexes, streets, and residents. Describing Esenyurt as a low-level area is completely wrong.

Is it good to buy a property in Esenyurt Or not?

Based on our real estate experience in Istanbul, which exceeds 7 years, we will answer yes, for several reasons:

♦ Competitive prices: You will not find in another area in Istanbul a modern and brand new apartment within a residential complex with integrated services at a price of 50 thousand dollars, and this price competes not only in other areas in Turkey, but also in many residential areas around the world

♦ Modern infrastructure: Modern projects require strong infrastructure (gas, water, electricity and the Internet), and this is what is available in Esenyurt rather than many other regions of Istanbul due to old infrastructure, For example, you find optical fiber internet lines in all areas of Esenyurt, while you do not find that in many central Istanbul neighborhoods due to the old infrastructure

♦ The highest annual sales rates: In the past decade, Esenyurt topped the highest real estate sales rates in Istanbul unchallenged, due to the interest of urban development companies in the region and the establishment of many large residential projects in it, in addition to the competitive prices as mentioned before

♦ Huge facilities: Esenyurt includes a large number of public and private health, educational and entertainment facilities

In conclusion, we would like to note that each region in Istanbul has what distinguishes it from the others, and that the decision to buy a property is due to several considerations determined by the investor himself
In order to help you take the right decision you may contact us .

And here are our properties for sale in Esenyurt : 

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