Istanbul is a magnificent city containing both historical and modern regions. The western half of the city lies in Europe while the eastern half is situated in Asia; in between the two halves there is  the Bosphorus Strait.

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Hotels in Taksim area



The workshop will take place at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Harbiye-Istanbul, Turkey.

Address: Halaskargazi Cad. No:63 Sisli – ISTANBUL

Phone: +90-212-315 44 44



Local map from Google maps

Please note that for attandants of the Workshop, there is a Special Discount at

Ramada Plaza Hotel

(Please indicate workshop information when making reservation)





Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of 15th EU/ME Workshop and offers a special discounted rate for the international participants:


Up to 20% on Business Class

Up to 15% on Economy Class


Thanks to the extensive flight network has more than 240 point flying Turkish Airlines flight map, you can use the link below to explore: Click here


Please show the event registration letter to the Sales Office of Turkish Airlines in your country if you plan to attend 15th EU/ME Workshop via Turkish Airlines.


For a list of Turkish Airlines offices please follow the link: Click here




Below are given travel hints from Ataturk Airport to Taksim Square and the Workshop site, Ramada Plaza Hotel. Ramada Plaza Hotel is situated very near to the metro station Osmanbey, just one station away from Taksim on metro in the direction Haciosman. Thus from Taksim, either one can take metro or a taxi (for about 5 Turkish Liras) to go to Ramada Plaza Hotel.

If you take taxi from Ataturk Airport to Taksim Square or to Ramada hotel, it will cost you around 60 Turkish Liras and will take around 40 minutes, , depending on traffic.

Or you can take coaches From Ataturk Airport to Taksim every half hour, costing you 10 Turkish Liras and taking around 50 minutes, depending on traffic (

There is also metro departing from Ataturk Airport but it will be a little bit cumbersome to go to Taksim this way due to two difficult interchanges if you have baggage with you.



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