West outskirts

This is page about the west part of Istanbul, on the European side. The western outskirts were seen from the train on the way to the Atatürk Airport. Istanbul is really a huge city, the world's second largest (2013), so it takes a lot of time to get from one side to another. The west part of Istanbul mostly consist of concrete apartment blocks -many of them grey and unpainted, shopping malls, modern highways and modern office highrises.

World Trade Center Istanbul. Six similar 19-storey postmodern office buildings in the outskirts, near Atatürk Airport.

Concrete glass highrises   Highway and apartment blocks
Typical beige taxi buses, apartment blocks and a mosque in the western outskirts

Shopping mall complex