Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

New subway line opened on Asian side

Posted on 17 August 2012

 Istanbul has a new subway line. It was opened today after undergoing construction for seven years. It runs from Kadıköy, a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, on the Asian side of the Sea of Marmara, to Kartal along the M4 motorway. It is a great addition to the growing public transport system in… Read more »

Istanbul to get new mini-metro system

Posted on 2 February 2012

 Istanbul’s metro system will soon feature a new “mini-metro” that will ultimately connect the neighborhoods of Levent and Aşiyan, Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has announced. The project will be built within two years and will connect the Aşiyan neighborhood, which is along the Bosphorus, to the main Istanbul metro line via a 730-meter funicular… Read more »