Istanbul – One City Two Continents
Istanbul is a two-part city, divided by the Bosphorus, one part lying in Europe and the other in Asia. It is a natural gateway offering a friendly welcome with genuine hospitality. The city has been an imperial capital for Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires, all of which is reflected in the beauty of its many museums, churches, and great mosques. It is a metropolis proud of its rich history and unrivalled natural beauty. With a population of over 10 million it is the biggest city in Turkey. Although, not the capital, Istanbul remains the heartbeat of Turkey! Local cuisine is excellent and of a great variety, from the simple village kitchen to the most refined tastes of the imperial Ottoman Cuisine.
EPECS Conference-2013 will be held at Yildiz Tecnical University, Davutpasa campus in Istanbul, Turkey. Yildiz Tecnical University is located in the Davutpasa-Esenler region which is in the middle of Istanbul, approximately 5 kilometers away from the historical center of the city. The Campus is well connected with rail system to the center of the city and many important historical places. Also bus system serves as well. The university campus having served as a military base in the Ottoman empire in the 19th century, is itself considered as a historical site.