Fast Facts

7th most populous city
71% smartphone penetration rate
71% Internet penetration rate


The gateway between the East and the West, mesmerizing Istanbul is even more than what meets the eye. The city is home to twice the population of New York City and drives the majority of Turkey's $771.4B GDP, the largest economy in the Middle East. With 5,000 startups taking root in Turkey, Istanbul is prepared to lead the Middle East into the startup age.

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