Istanbul: Travel Guide to the Cultural Capital of Turkey

February 19, 2021

Being one of the top travel destinations in the world, Istanbul, the cultural capital of Turkey offers something to each visitor. Located on the threshold of Europe and Asia, the city shows how East and West contrasting cultures can mingle as one and flourish. Learn more about Turkey Citizenship by Investment HERE.

Mann’s Solutions has prepared Istanbul Travel Guide for 2nd Passport holders, find our favourite places below:

 

Central Istanbul walking tour

The district of Balat comprises vividly-colored houses and cobbled streets, which are perfect to explore by foot. The district consists of new traditional cafes, old-school grocers, art galleries, Turkish shops, and busy streets around the 700-year-old Galata Tower.

Yachting the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus itself is the sea channel that separates the two continents, Asia and Europe, as well as connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara. We suggest taking a Bosphorus cruise during the day or at sunset to see both sides of Istanbul in its full glory. During the cruise, both peaks of Sultanahmet’s tourist sites and famous Ottoman waterfront mansions are visible, which makes the trip, the best way to see Istanbul.

Visiting Topkapi Palace

For more than 400 years the Topkapi Palace, built between 1472 and 1478, was a home of sultans and the center of Ottoman power. Now, the palace is one of the city’s most visited historical attractions and offers to its visitor’s grand pavilions, ottoman treasures and provides a fascinating glimpse into the Ottoman Empire times.

Turkish cuisine

Turkey’s national cuisine is incredibly delicious and nutritious, and you won’t find many better showcases for it than here in Istanbul. We suggest visiting La Mouette, located on the terrace of Beyoğlu’s Tomtom Suites hotel, Lokanta Maya, a casual neighborhood restaurant with a brief menu of contemporary Turkish seasonal specials, and Rumelihisari Iskele, a timeless fish house, where Turkish culinary traditions are kept safe.

 

Managing Director of Mann’s Solutions Evgeny Pavlov commented: “Turkish Citizenship Program is a popular choice among our clients, investment options offer a lot of benefits and are quite profitable. For example, if a client chooses to obtain Turkish Citizenship through property investment, it is possible to let the property for rental income, or sell it after 3 years from acquiring citizenship.”

 

Turkish Citizenship Program Overview 

Turkey Citizenship by Investment program lets obtaining a second passport within 2 months and has low entry investment options starting from $250,000 for the entire family. No physical presence is required to obtain citizenship and there are no obligations to declare the applicant’s assets or income generated in other countries application process.

 

Program benefits

Turkey Citizenship by investment program grants the applicant and applicant’s family visa-free access to more than 115 countries including Singapore, Japan, Qatar, and South Korea. 

The program allows dual citizenship and does not require residency, the whole process can be obtained remotely. Turkish citizenship can be acquired also by the spouse and children of the main applicant and is transferable to descendants. 

The applicant also will be able to relocate and establish a business in the US under the USA E-2 Investor Visa.

 

Investment Options

Become a permanent resident of Turkey by choosing one of the following three qualifying investment options. The requirement for maintaining the investment is a minimum of 3 years from the date the residence permit is granted. 

  1. Property Acquisition From $250,000

 • Acquire residential or commercial property with a deed restriction not to sell for 3 years from the date of purchase, Investors have the right to acquire several properties, as long as the total amount complies with the requirements.

 • The property can be let for rental income, or sold after 3 years from acquiring citizenship, without affecting the applicant’s citizenship.

 2. Capital Transfer From $500,000

 • Fixed-asset investment confirmed by the Ministry of Industry and Technology OR

 • Deposit $500.000 cash in a Turkish bank for a minimum of 3 years OR

 • Buy government bonds with the potential to receive interest as income, Investments to be kept for 3 years.

 3. Creation of 50 Jobs or Business Investment

 • Set up a business and create jobs for at least 50 Turkish employees.

 

LONDON BASED SOLUTIONS ADVISERS – Turkey Citizenship by Investment 

Full Support with our Immigration Advisers & Property Consultants:

Property search based on your requirements (from residential properties to high-value luxury developments)

• Property virtual tours, 3-D tours and in-person tours available.

• Due diligence checks and additional property checks completed by our experts.

• Residency & Citizenship document preparation and submission.

• Full support until you receive your second passport & residency.

Mann’s Solutions is an international immigration law firm with offices in London, Hong Kong, and Moscow and has expertise in offering UK Visas and Immigration by Investment services to high net worth individuals. Our immigration advisers are regulated by OISC and IMC (Investment Migration Council).

For further information or to discuss your circumstances in a private consultation with our immigration lawyers in London Office, please contact us at enquiries@manns-solutions.com or call +44 207 993 63 46.