The celebrations for ISTANBUL 2010 European Capital of Culture have officially started today.
Turkey's well-known musicians have performed in the concerts at different centers of the megapole.
An amazing SOUND AND LIGHT show has been realized at the Golden Horn.
Hundreds of thousands citizens have gathered in the streets to watch artists perform and the fireworks and sound show.
The Grand opening has matched the image of Istanbul perfectly well.
We hope this will bring luck and fortune to Istanbul and look forward to seeing our foreign friends in our beloved city throughout 2010.