This is a souvenir acrylic fridge magnet of Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul’s population is estimated to be between 12 and 19 million people, making it also one of the largest in Europe and the world. Essentially the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and much of the Ottoman periods, this is where most of the famous historical sights of Istanbul are located. Istanbul is divided in three by the north-south Bosphorus Strait (Istanbul Bogazi), the dividing line between Europe and Asia, the estuary of the Golden Horn (Haliç) bisecting the western part and the Sea of Marmara (Marmara Denizi) forming a boundary to the south. Most sights are concentrated in the old city on the peninsula of Sultanahmet, to the west of the Bosphorus between the Horn and the Sea. Across the Horn to the north are Galata, Beyoğlu and Taksim, the heart of modern Istanbul, while Kadıköy is the major district on the comparatively less-visited Anatolian side of the city. The Black Sea forms the northern boundary of Istanbul.
The Food Of Turkey
Istanbul's historical bazaars with an oriental ambiance, once sitting firmly on the western side of the Silk Road and spice routes, are all located in the Sultanahmet in the Old City. Turkish Delight and Turkish Tea or Chai are 2 staples for both locals and tourists tired and hungry from shopping. Apple tea, like hot apple juice is very popular although it's more for tourists as Turks prefer black tea no milk. Fish sandwiches are served from small boats and little buffets in Eminonu. A regular sandwich consists of one small fried fish, slices of tomatoes and onion. Hamsi or Black Sea Anchovy are served deep fried whole with raw onion and bread. Icecream or dondurma usually incorporates orchid root extract, which gives it an incredibly chewy and stringy texture, lending itself to be used for sellers to do tricks to try to sell the ice cream. Roasted chestnuts, boiled and roasted corn on the cob is sold from carts around the city. All this can be washed down with Ayran, a local drink based on yoghurt, although sour and much thinner, or freshly squeezed pomengranate or kiwi juice.