Istanbul is in northwestern Turkey in the Marmara Region. It is the largest metropolitan in Turkey with the largest population (approx. 15 million) and 39 districts. The city is divided into two sides: the European side in the West and the Asian/Anatolian side in the East. The watercourse that divides the city is the Bosphorus. “As a seaport, it is both the closest Asian city to Europe and the closest European city to Asia” (Istanbul.com). Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history and continues to be today. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality provides a detailed overview of the city’s history, arts & culture, population, security, and current events. Their website can be a good starting point to familiarize yourself with this magical place.
Koç University is located in mid-Northwestern Istanbul, in the Sariyer district on the European Side. The university looks over the Black Sea in the north and the Marmara in the southeast. Visit KU’s contact web page for a closer look at the university location, transportation options, and address info.
Check out the following links to see how to get to important places on campus: