I saw a huge deer in the Belgrade Forest, Istanbul

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, I set out on my bike from Bahçeköy with my friends, intending to cycle through the Belgrade Forest towards Göktürk. While passing through the Belgrade Forest, I saw a huge male deer on the right, near the fence (inside the fence). It was lying down near the fence, resting and watching the road.

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Experience Istanbul Differently: 3 Non-Touristy Activities to do

Istanbul offers more than just its popular tourist attractions. Numerous hidden gems go beyond the typical guidebook recommendations for travelers eager to experience this vibrant city like an “active” local. Here are three non-touristy activities that reveal a different side of Istanbul, providing a unique and enriching experience.

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The beautiful artificial lake at the Istanbul Technical University

There’s a beautiful artificial lake inside the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), where our office is. Today, after lunch, my colleagues and I went there and walked around the lake. I took some photos.

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Blossoms at the ITU Campus and the Maslak Skyline

Spring has already sprung in Istanbul, and the blossoms at the ITU (Istanbul Technical University) were beautiful. Here are some photos I took yesterday (April 5, 2024). Those blossoms enhance the contrast with the Maslak skyline, adding natural beauty to the urban landscape.

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Istanbul Population 2024 [Current and Historic]

Istanbul, one of the most populous cities in the world (its population is over 15 million as of 2024) where the continents of Europe and Asia seamlessly blend, is not just a historical and cultural gem, but also one of the world’s most populous cities. Nestled between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, this vibrant metropolis has been a beacon for travelers, traders, and empires for centuries.

With its rich tapestry of stories, Istanbul’s population has grown continuously, reflecting its magnetic allure and strategic significance. As we delve into the numbers and narratives of its inhabitants, we get a glimpse of the heartbeats that make Istanbul the dynamic city it is today. Here’s the population of Istanbul, year by year.

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A beautiful view of Bosphorus and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

A beautiful view of the Bosphorus and the 2nd Bridge (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge). I took this photo on December 3, 2023, from Yıldız Technical University Social Facilities, near Rumelihisarı castle.

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