The city of Istanbul, which is the meeting point of two continents and different cultures and reflects Turkey's historical role, was chosen as the venue of the conference.
Augusta, Antonina, Nova Roma, Byzantion, Byzantium, Constantinople and finally Istanbul... These exciting names reveal the fascinating past of the city. Istanbul can be thought of as a fusion of the old and modern city, a blend of Islamic and Mediterranean cultures in a fascinating atmosphere.
Istanbul is located partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Its geographical location and rich history form a melting pot of cultures. Tourists flock to experience this city, making it the 5th most popular tourist destination in the world.
Istanbul offers travelers an unforgettable experience with its colorful daily city life and dynamic nightlife. The city's beautiful skyline brings together historical sites and monuments such as Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches, Venetian towers, and Ottoman palaces from the Byzantine, Ottoman and Turkish periods.
The skyline is lined with monumental minarets, skyscrapers and plazas. The Historic Peninsula and the Bosphorus should also be added to your route.
Istanbul is also one of the liveliest metropolises in the world (population of more than 15 million), offering intercontinental events, international film, music and theater festivals, international biennials, more than 80 museums and numerous art galleries. Ottoman-origin historical bazaars and modern shopping centers are other elements that make the city a center of attraction.
Gastronomy is another phenomenon that brings Istanbul to the fore. The city offers a wide range of Turkish and world cuisines. From casual to luxury, you can find a suitable place to eat and drink according to your budget.
The official language in Turkey is Turkish. However, at the same time, English is widely spoken in the city, which opens to the global market.
Turkish Standard Time is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2). There is no daylight saving time application in Turkey.
The official currency is Turkish Lira, so we recommend that you change your money in advance.
There are two airports in Istanbul, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) and Istanbul Airport (IST). The time and distance to the conference area are;
55 KM from Istanbul Airport; 60-90 min
From Sabiha Gökçen Airport: 35 KM; 40-60 min
PASSPORT AND VISA
All participants must have a valid passport to enter Turkey. For detailed information, T.C. You can access it from the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mfa.gov.tr).