Istanbul - the largest city in Turkey, the main commercial, industrial and cultural center, the main port of the country. Located on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait, dividing it into European and Asian parts, connected by bridges and a metro tunnel. The first city in Europe in terms of population. The former capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, Ottoman empires. IN Istanbul There are two IKEA stores, one in the European, the second in the Asian part.