Istanbul: a thoroughly modern city

Where ancient grandeur meets contemporary design

While former glories abound throughout Istanbul, it’s not a city in thrall to its past: today’s Istanbul is a thriving hub of design culture. As contemporary galleries, boutique hotels and slick restaurants open up around the main shopping drag, Istiklal Caddesi, there’s every sign Turkey is beginning to hold its own on the contemporary design stage.

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