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New openings in 2024

The St. Saviour in Chora (Kariye) is re-opened after years of restorations as a mosque and a museum.

Entrance fees in 2024

As of 1st of March 2024, many State museums' fees are set in Euros, to be paid its equivalent in Turkish Liras.

Museum Pass

You can buy the "Museum Pass" for foreigners which is valid for 5 days in various museums of Istanbul.

Museums open 7 days

Many State museums in Istanbul operate 7 days a week, except Topkapi Palace.

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Ekrem Imamoglu - Mayor of Istanbul

Ekrem Imamoglu - Mayor of IstanbulEkrem Imamoglu was born in Akcaabat district of Trabzon province on 4th of June, 1970. He moved to Istanbul together with his parents in 1990, graduated from Istanbul University in Business Administration, also completed a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management in the same university. During his time as a student, he played football as an amateur and took the board member role at football and basketball clubs, then he started working for the family business for housing and urban planning projects.

In 2009 he decided to enter politics and joined the main opposition, the Republican People's Party (CHP). During local elections in 2014, he was elected Mayor of Beylikduzu district of Istanbul. After a successful office term between the years 2014-2019, the CHP nominated Mr. Imamoglu for Mayor of Istanbul in the local elections of March 31st, 2019. He got the majority of the votes and was elected as Mayor, but following the objections made by the ruling party AKP, the Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) annulled Mr. Imamoglu's mandate on his 18th day as Mayor and ruled to re-run the election for June 23rd, 2019. This time he achieved more votes than March 31st, and was re-elected as Mayor of Istanbul. On the last local elections of 31st of March 2024, he got the majority of the votes again and had the right to serve for the second mandate as well, until 2029.

Ekrem Imamoglu is married and has three children.

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