Great photos! My girlfriend and I visited Türkiye for nearly ten days this past spring and had an incredible time. Your description of Istanbul is accurate. I tell people that some of Istanbul looks like Cairo and some of it looks like Beverly Hills.
I enjoyed your photos of the Roman Cisterns, as it was difficult to take photos there because of the dim light.
..Thx for the personal tour.....This crossroads of history and culture, is an alluring beauty. Not to mention the current amount of development.......It's very high on my list as well, simply amazing..