Behind the scenes: A look at Istanbul, Turkey
October 15, 2012
Inside the Grand Bazaar in Instanbul, Turkey. After the conquest of Istanbul by the Turks in 1453, the Grand Bazaar was built in 1461 to promote a more commercial life. The bazaar was an important center trading goods and gradually became a bank with a large depository of golden and silverware and money as well. The Grand Bazaar has 22 gates, 64 street, 3600 shops and is the center of trading for 97 different types of products.