Venue & Travel

About Istanbul

Renowned for its rich history and cultural diversity, Istanbul is regarded as Turkey’s economic and cultural center. Turkey’s largest city and one of the largest in the world, Istanbul has upwards of 13.5 million people. Geographically, it straddles the Bosporus Strait.

Known for its constant activity, delightful food and cultural mix, Istanbul is truly unique. No matter where you are in Istanbul, you will find breathtaking architecture, delicious food, and cultural offerings.

Historically, the city has served as a bridge between cultures, making it an ideal fit for WINGSForum 2014: The Power of Networks: Building Connected Global Philanthropy.