Social Program

MODERN AND TRADITIONAL TOGETHER - ISTANBUL
It is Istanbul's endless variety that fascinates its visitors. The museums, churches, palaces, grand mosques, bazaars and sites of natural beauty are countless. As relaxing on the western shores of the Bosphorus at sunset and watching the red evening light reflected on the other continent, you may suddenly and profoundly understand why so many centuries ago settlers chose to build a city on this remarkable site. At such times you can see why Istanbul is truly one of the most glorious cities in the world.

Istanbul is Turkey's most developed and largest city, with the latest discoveries indicating that the history of human habitation there goes back some 400,000 years. The purple years of Istanbul may have started in 330 when Emperor Constantine declared the city the capital of his empire – royal purple is the colour of the Byzantine imperial family. Until 1453, when it was conquered by the Ottomans, the city served as the capital of the Byzantine Empire. During the reign of the Byzantines, Istanbul was adorned with a number of great monuments, which made it the most magnificent city in the world, even during the declining years of the empire.

HAGIA SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, YEREBATAN CISTERN EXCURSION
HAGIA SOPHIA
The Hagia Sophia, one of the historical architectural wonders that still remains standing today, has an important place in the art world with its architecture, grandness, size and functionality.
YEREBATAN CISTERN
One of Istanbul's splendid historical buildings is the Basilica Cistern located in the southwest of Hagia Sophia. This large underground cistern built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565) was named as arasında Yerebatan Palace ere among the people due to the marble columns rising from the water and countless seemingly like.
TOPKAPI PALACE
Topkapı Palace was not only the  residence of the Ottoman sultans, but also the administrative and educational centre of the state. Initially constructed between 1460 and 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, and expanded upon and altered many times throughout its long history, the palace served as the home of the Ottoman sultans and their court until the middle of the 19th century.

CONGRESS OPENING CEREMONY & COCTAIL (DEDEMAN BOSTANCI HOTEL)
After the Opening Ceremony and we will hold our Opening Cocktail with one of the most unique venues in Istanbul. Everyone is invited to our cocktail on the terrace with a view of the Islands.


CONGRESS GALA DINNER (BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR)
Again, after the social program, we will take our gala dinner with a boat tour in the Bosphorus. We will have the opportunity to see all the beauties of the Bosphorus, this evening will have unforgettable moments.

4th REGIONAL TIAFT MEETING IN TURKEY © TIAFT 2020