European Union membership talks
Those are very busy days for diplomacy as the European Union started the membership talks with Turkey. For me, Istanbul is already one of the biggest metropols of Europe and now the long journey has begun for this truth to become offical. It would possibly take at least 10-15 years for full membership status yet it is an important stage as it would affect the future international diplomacy of Turkey.
How will that affect the city of Istanbul? No short term affects I believe but it might increase it’s tourist population and enrich it’s diversity. Hopefully the Istanbul will become one of the biggest cultural and art metropols of Europe as it’s offering many different cultural values melted at the same pot.