• Istanbul, Turkey


Istanbul is a fabulous city where East meets West, the bridge between Europe and Asia, a thriving metropolis of 12 million people. Istanbul has been the seat of three great empires - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman - and a meeting place for people of many religions and cultures who came together and learned to live in peace and harmony. Ultra-modern amenities, the splendours of the Ottoman past and the honoured traditions of Turkish hospitality combine to make Istanbul a fascinating city, one that will impress all visitors with treasured and lasting memories. Istanbul rewards the visitor with the comfort of home while offering sights, sounds and smells that carry you swiftly to another culture, another time.

This vibrant city is accessible from all part of the world, as it is served by more than 50 airlines. There are frequent direct flights to Istanbul from most European cities, and all the important cities in the world. Istanbul is a treasure trove of sight seeing possibilities, and has many wonderful places that should not be missed - for example Aya Sophia, the largest cathedral ever built for nearly a thousand years; Tokapi Palace: a city within the city, and residence of the Ottoman Sultan for four centuries; the Blue Mosque; the Basilica Cistern; the spice market; Rumeli Castle and many other historic monuments - followed, of course, by a shopping expedition to the Grand Bazaar.

 • Venue - Accommodation

The 1st World Youth Bridge Congress will be hosted at the Yeditepe University. The cost of full board accommodation in a double room (two seperate beds) will be €45 per person per day.

Championships buildings   Yeditepe lobby   Playing area

Accommodation at Yeditepe University

Participants are strongly recommended to stay at the venue (Yeditepe University Campus). Players or officials wishing to stay outside the venue are responsible for making, and paying for, their own accommodation & meal arrangements. However, they are welcome to request assistance by emailing Murat Molva (address below).

Rooms at the venue must be reserved in advance by emailing the WBF Office with a copy to Murat Molva the following information for each person:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Arrival
  • Date of Departure
  • Person with whom to share room (the organisers will do their best to allocate the room accordingly. Players who have no preference will be allocated a room with another player of the same gender, or alternatively may pay extra for a single room). Room allocations will be made on arrival at the venue.

[Click here to see the current list of those who have requested accommodation at the venue (Yeditepe University Campus)].

Payment for accommodation at the venue may be made on site either in Euro / travellers cheques or Euro Cheques. NBOs wishing to pay for the accommodation of their players in advance may do so by contacting the WBF Office and making the necessary arrangements.


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Murat Molva


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