Istanbul rests in the Marmara, or northwestern, region of Turkey, at the connecting point between Asia and Europe. As of 2014, Istanbul is the second-largest city in the world by population within its city limits, with a... More »

The person to officially rename the Byzantine capital "Istanbul" was the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II, who completed the final siege of the city. "Istanbul" is the way the Ottoman Turks pronounced Constantinople. More »

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Istanbul, Turkey lies on both the Asian and European continents, a strategic location in ancient times. Before it became known as Istanbul, it was Constantinople and the center of both the Roman and Ottoman empires at di... More »

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As of 2015, Small Planet Airlines offers charter flights to a variety of destinations within Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, including Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, Egypt and Turkey. Most of the charter flight... More »

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Istanbul, Turkey lies on both the Asian and European continents, a strategic location in ancient times. Before it became known as Istanbul, it was Constantinople and the center of both the Roman and Ottoman empires at di... More »

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The Orient Express is a train trip that extends from England all the way to Istanbul, Turkey. However, travelers do not need to take the entire trip. They can ride the train on part of the trip or even get a short ride a... More »

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Most of Turkey is geographically located within the continent of Asia. However, the far western part of Turkey past the Bosphorus strait is situated within Europe. More »