Mayor's Message


Istanbul, with her geographical, historical, and cultural richness, is one of the most important metropolises in the World. To serve this unique city and her residents, we work day and night with our 30 subsidiaries.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life, peace, and happiness of Istanbulites and share our beloved city's magnificent treasures with the rest of the World. For this purpose, we plan and develop projects in all areas of life, from urban development to transportation, infrastructure to the environment, health to education, sports to culture, and art.

With our companies' considerable efforts, we grow the urban economy, create job opportunities, and shape the future of Istanbul with an effective, efficient, and contemporary approach. We make life easier and better in Istanbul, and we will not slow down our efforts.

With Şehir Hatları, we offer safe, comfortable, and sustainable sea transportation to Istanbulites. In addition to our local lines, we add additional value to Istanbul with our car ferries and Bosphorus tours.

We will continue our services and investments to make Istanbul the most livable city in the World by prioritizing our citizens' happiness. Our greatest strength and motivation along the way is your love, support, and companionship.

With love and respect

Ekrem İMAMOĞLU,
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality