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Competition Summit will take place in Istanbul, for which Napoleon Bonaparte once said:"If the world were a single state ISTANBUL would be its capital."

We are inviting you this gorgeous city, which has remained as geographic, historic and natural beauty since ancient times. Istanbul is one of the most-visited cities and a top destination for travellers in the world.  

Istanbul, as the capital of three major Empires (Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empire) and a major city for many others is a cultural mosaic. It has many historical places like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the subterranean Basilica Cistern listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites.  

Istanbul is the bridge between Asia and Europe:  the only city in the world that has land in two continents. With 8,500 years of history Istanbul has a rich international culture which is apparent in the many different types of sports, cuisines, shopping areas, nightlife, music, cool bars, friendly people, delicious food and artwork available for all to enjoy.

For further information about Istanbul you can visit the following websites:

http://www.ibb.gov.tr/sites/ks/en-us/Pages/Home.aspx

http://www.istanbul.gov.tr/en/info-istanbul/whatwhere/cultural-heritage