City Tours Istanbul – Istanbul dream of children from Soma became true
They are the children of Turkey. They are our children. As children, especially ones whose fathers are the miners from Soma, who we lost, they deserve to know that they are not alone. They also need to know that there are people, who like to be their friends and people, who like to help them. Istanbul custom tours means tours tailor made for a person or a group of people. That kind of tour was made for these sweet, curious children. On their two-day tor they saw the Maiden’s Tower, went on a Bosphorus boat trip. The grandness of the Topkapi palace captivated them all. They also prayed in Blue Mosque in their City Tours Istanbul. And many other places of interest as well as they felt the love of many people.Hurriyet newspaper wanted to be the first friend to offer a hand to the children and their mothers. It started the initiative ’Soma Has Dreams’ for the Soma children of miners who we lost. The dream of 30 children ’to see Istanbul’ became true.
Famous actors and Bosphorus for children in city tours Istanbul
The famously beautiful stretch of water, the Persona of Istanbul, a beautiful female who stays charming, inspirational and full of surprises (just like the children), made these little creatures experience the meaning of the Turkish word ‘keyif’. Did you guess who that ‘female’ is? Yes, correct – the Bosphorus. The children watched the Bosphorus. They enjoyed it from Cemil Sultan Woods. Then they got introduced to modern art in Perili Kosk (meaning ‘Haunted Mansion’ in Turkish), explored the fish kingdom and watched the world from the Moon. Also, they examined old cars, boats, submarines, locomotives, airplanes, doll houses, toys in city tours Istanbul.
They talked a lot to Sevket Coruh (Mesud Guneri) – the commissar from the Turkish series ‘Back Streets’, and the author of ‘The Story of Cherry Season’, Ozge Gurel. They took lots of pictures with the actors – Salih Bademci, Onur Buyuktopcu, Levent Ulgen ve Nergis Kumbasar, from another TV series, ‘Kiralik Ask’ (‘Love for Rent’).
Although a little startled with the traffic in Istanbul, they started dreaming of living in Istanbul.
The municipality of Maltepe brought them to Istanbul – City Tours Istanbul
With the help of the municipality of Maltepe, the children together with their mothers, came from Soma. People from Istanbul welcomed them in Pinhan Restaurant and Cafe. On their first evening there they had a big surprise for dinner. Commissar Mesud (Sevket Coruh) from ’Back Streets’; all of a sudden, from the dark, turned up with presents in his hands. Istanbul will always stay in the minds and hearts of the children as the place where friends are. Istanbul will always be the warm place where children can see and learn interesting things, meet good, helpful people. One day, some of these children (if not all) will come back to the cosmopolitan city.
’Our names are different but we share the same surname, Turkey’
The surprise of the second day of city tours Istanbul was the sea as some of them had never before seen it. The children saw the well-known from the films Bosphorus, palaces, mosques, castles, towers. Everything was like a dream to them. The guide Ensar Islamoglu (who is also specialised on customized guided Turkey tours) voluntarily dedicated a whole day to the children of Soma. He showed them the beauties of Istanbul. He told them stories of times long gone but times that easily grab children’s imagination and make it create stories of its own. The Municipality of Maltepe had organized a boat tour for the children together with the mayor of the municipality, Ali Kilic. The chidren threw simit (ring-shaped bread covered with sesame seeds) to the seagulls and sang songs.
You have 500 000 brothers and sisters in Maltepe. Whenever you feel bored or restless we will be there to help. Istanbul is the city of love and friendship. Our names and cities can be different but we have the same surname, Turkey. Come, and let us be citizens of our country with our hearts’, Kilic said.
Children’s hearts full with love and knowledge
Children were on a boat trip from Haydarpasa to the Maiden Tower, from Suleymaniye to Mihrimah Sultan Mosques; from Dolmabahce Palace to Ciragan Palace and Ensar Islamoglu told them so many more interesting stories. The price of one-night accommodation in the king suite in Ciragan Palace surprised the children the most. It is over 90 000 lira. ’For one night they pay the price of a house’, the children expressed their astonishment so honestly, which is appropriate to children only.Contact me, Ensar Islamoglu, for city tours Istanbul, private tours Istanbul, tailor-made tours around Turkey, private tour Ephesus and more.