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Istanbul, Europe’s largest city, named European Capital of Culture for 2010

Istanbul, named European Capital of Culture for 2010, celebrated with spectacular fireworks displays, light shows, cultural performances, and concerts, which were arranged at seven locations across the city, symbolising the seven hills on which ancient Istanbul was built.

View of the Golden Horn and Bosphorus in Istanbul Turkey

The European Union chose Istanbul, Turkey’s and Europe’s largest city, as one of the three European Capitals of Culture for 2010 in 2006, along with Pécs in Hungary, and Essen in Germany. With its rich heritage and urban life, Istanbul is already recognized as one of the world’s great cultural capitals. Read More…