Gates and Terminals of Istanbul and Sabiha Gokcen Airport


One of the most difficult aspects of flights is finding your way at an airport you are unfamiliar with. Thus, in this guide, you can find where you should locate check-in counters and boarding gates and where you should go to eat and drink something and shop to enhance your travel experience.

Istanbul Airport

Istanbul Airport (IST) has domestic and international flight terminals with its 41 boarding gates and over 250 check-in desks.



Here’s the list of boarding gates:

Gate A10, Gate A2A, Gate A10A, Gate A2B, Gate A3, Gate A11, Gate A3A, Gate A3B, Gate A5, Gate A5A, Gate A5B, Gate A6, Gate A6A, Gate A11A, Gate A6B, Gate A7, Gate A7A, Gate A7B, Gate A8, Gate A8A, Gate A8B, Gate A10B, Gate A11B, Gate A9, Gate B1, Gate B2, Gate B4, Gate B5, Gate B6, Gate B10, Gate B12, Gate B13, Gate B16, Gate B17, Gate B18, Gate B6A, Gate B18A, Gate B5B, Gate B6B, Gate B10B, Gate B5A, Gate B12A, Gate B9B, Gate B18B, Gate B3, Gate B7, Gate B8, Gate B14, Gate B15, Gate B1A, Gate B3A, Gate B8A, Gate B10A, Gate B1B, Gate B3B, Gate B8B, Gate B12B, Gate B7A, Gate B7B, Gate B9, Gate B9A, Gate C1, Gate C2, Gate C3, Gate C4, Gate D1, Gate D2, Gate D3, Gate D4, Gate D5, Gate D6, Gate D7, Gate D8, Gate D9, Gate D10, Gate D11, Gate D12, Gate D13, Gate D14, Gate D15, Gate D16, Gate D17, Gate E1, Gate E2, Gate E3, Gate E4, Gate F1, Gate F12, Gate F14, Gate F16, Gate F18, Gate F1A, Gate F1B, Gate F2, Gate F3, Gate F3A, Gate F3B, Gate F4, Gate F4A, Gate F4B, Gate F5, Gate F5A, Gate F5B, Gate F6, Gate F6A, Gate F6B, Gate F7, Gate F7A, Gate F12A, Gate F13A, Gate F7B, Gate F8, Gate F8A, Gate F8B, Gate F12B, Gate F9, Gate F13, Gate F13B, Gate F15, Gate F17, Gate F19, Gate F9A, Gate F9B, Gate G10, Gate G10A, Gate G10B, Gate G2, Gate G4, Gate G4A, Gate G5, Gate G6, Gate G6A, Gate G7, Gate G8, Gate G9, Gate G11, Gate G2A Gate G2B, Gate G5A, Gate G7A, Gate G7B, Gate G8A, Gate G9A, Gate G11A, Gate G4B, Gate G5B, Gate G6B, Gate G8B, Gate G9B, Gate G11B.



Domestic and International Flights building have an Arrivals and a Departures level and are connected at their gateways. You can walk from terminal to terminal within 5 minutes, or use its travelators.

The Terminal has about 1,400 flights & 140,000 passengers a day and 107,000 bags.

The domestic building has on the departures level 96 check-in counters, 12 boarding bridges, and 9 bus gates; and on the arrivals level 5 baggage carousels. Domestic gates are 112-101, with gates 401/404 & 405/408 downstairs.

The International building has 224 check-in counters, divided into seven departures. Its departure level has 100 passport control counters, 110 security gates, 26 boarding bridges, and 17 bus gates, while 11 baggage carousels are on the arrivals level.

The international boarding area offers food & drink and retail concessions and other amenities.

 In Touch-screen kiosks, you can reach information in Turkish & English – available at Arrivals and Departures levels of both Domestic & International terminals.



Bar Code Reader: Passengers can find maps to their departure gate by scanning their boarding pass on the bar code reader. Moreover, you can follow your gate by following the signs where you can find everywhere.

Biometric fingerprint scanners: Four passport control stations: two at International Terminal’s Arrivals level and two at the Departures level have 24 biometric passport control kiosks.

Passenger Pickup /Meeting Point:  To make welcome your guests, you can go to the information desk at the International Terminal’s Arrivals level, where you can ask to write their names will be put on overhead monitors for the next 40 minutes.

Terminal Details for both Domestic and International arrivals & departures: 

The Arrivals level has Information kiosks, passport control, transit desk, visa office, banking facilities, Lost & Found, rental car desks, duty-free shops A1, A & A3, some food & drink outlets and the Metro Station.

Domestic arrivals gates are 101-112; international arrivals gates are 201 – 230B; the THY Arrivals Lounge is close to the terminal exit; while the TAV Airport Hotel can be accessed from gates 223-221. 

The Departures level has separate entrances & facilities for international and domestic traffic. International flight’s passengers can check-in north of the parking garages, domestic passengers can check-in the southeast of the garages.



Both have Information desks, check-in counters & self-check-in automats, ticket sales, parking payment booths, banking facilities, first aid stations, shops & food stores, passport control, security checkpoint, ‘VIP Service/Special Transit Point (E-Port), and access to gates. The ‘Bridge Taxi’ located past passport control, serves the elderly & disabled passengers needing to access distant airbridges (tel: +90 212 663 2550). 

 All boarding areas between domestic & international gates (meeting at gates 201/112) are connected.

The Departure Gates are divided into international & domestic gates:

International Gates 201-226, 301/312, & 501/504: gates 205 – 226 runs east-to-west – opposite of gates 213/212 is access to gates 204-201; near gate 212 is escalator down to gates 301/312, while near gate 206 is escalator down to gate 208. Opposite of gates 224 is access to gates 501/504.

Domestic Gates 112-101& 401/404: gates 112-101 are arranged in a semi-circle around the departure hall, which houses the check-in counters, security checks, with cafes & souvenir shops thereafter & access to gates:

Gates 110-101 surround the secured area; while gates 111 & 112 are north of the First Aid station. Separate elevators in the secured area take you down to gates 405/408 & 401/404.



There are two different passport- & security-control areas – separating departing passengers.


Thereafter passengers enter a large shopping mall (28 stores & 3 duty-free areas with over 100 brands & 50,000 products).

Luggage storage can be found on the arrivals level of both the international & domestic terminals. ‘A children’s playroom is in the duty-free area; a hairdresser for men & women is on the departure mezzanine level of the International Terminal.

A pharmacy is in the International terminal on the arrivals level. The Domestic Terminal offers three conference halls accommodating between 95 and 225 persons.

Mosque locations two at Road Transport Area; two in International Terminal at remote areas; and two on the departures level of Domestic Terminal – all are open 24/7.



Istanbul Airport ( IST ) Terminal Map (Fast food, restaurants, stores, cafes, bars)



  Airline Lounge

             HSBC Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 214

  Airline Lounge

             THY CIP Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 220

  Airline Lounge

             THY CIP Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 219

  Airline Lounge

             Primeclass Lounge

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, 101

  Airline Lounge

             Akbank Wings Primeclass Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 213

  Airline Lounge

             Yapı Kredi World Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 202

  Airline Lounge

             Comfort Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 213

  Airline Lounge

             Emirates Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 223

  Airline Lounge

             SkyTeam Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 223

  Airline Lounge

             THY CIP Lounge

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, 109

  Airline Lounge

             Akbank Wings Primeclass Lounge

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, 101

  Airline Lounge

             Primeclass Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 213

  Airline Lounge

             Bankas Millenium Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 214

  Airline Lounge

             Millenium Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor

  Airline Lounge

             TTNET Platin Lounge

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 213



  ATM

             ATM

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 219

  ATM

             ATM

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 219

  ATM

             ATM

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 216

  ATM

             ATM

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 217



  Cafe

             Sweet Delights

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Cafe

             Caffe Nero

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival

  Cafe

             Express

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 218

  Cafe

             Zero Cafe

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 203

  Cafe

             Coca-Cola Cafe

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 213

  Cafe

             Coca-Cola Bus Gate

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 312

  Cafe

             Starbucks Coffee

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 219

  Cafe

             Cafe-Inn

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, 105

  Cafe

             Starbucks Coffee

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival

  Cafe

             Coca-Cola Bus Gate

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 301

  Cafe

             Caffe Nero

             Main Terminal

             International Departure

  Cafe

             Caffe Nero

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Cafe

             Caffe Nero

             Main Terminal

             International Departure



  Restaurant

             Simit Sarayı Mobil

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival

  Restaurant

             Sbarro

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Mezzanine Floor

  Restaurant

             Kokpit

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Food Court

  Restaurant

             Eat & Go

             Aeroquay

             International Departure, 501

  Restaurant

             Cakes & Bakes

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Restaurant

             Quick Asia

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Restaurant

             Burger King

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Restaurant

             The Greenport

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Food Court

  Restaurant

             Flight Point

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor

  Restaurant

             Starbucks Coffee

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departure

  Restaurant

             Simit Sarayı

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 219

  Restaurant

             Sbarro

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Restaurant

             Efes Beerport

             Main Terminal

             International Departure

  Restaurant

             C&B

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures

  Restaurant

             Simit Sarayı

             Main Terminal

             International Departure

  Restaurant

             Burger King

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Mezzanine Floor

  Restaurant

             Turcuisine

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Restaurant

             C&B

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Arrivals

  Restaurant

             Simit Sarayı

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival

  Restaurant

             Cafe-Inn

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 222

  Restaurant

             The Greenport

             Main Terminal

             International Departure

  Restaurant

             Eat & Go

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 224

  Restaurant

             Sbarro

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor

  Restaurant

             Kitchenette

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor

  Restaurant

             Burger King

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor



  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 211

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 204

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, 109

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 218

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Arrivals, 107

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 219

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 214

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 216

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 223

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 217

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Arrivals, 109

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 221

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 216

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 225

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 219

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 201

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 225

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 226

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 217

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 220

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 211

  RestRooms

             Resrtrooms

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Arrivals, 101

  RestRooms

             Restrooms

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, 206



  Store

             Duty Free Shop

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 217

  Store

             Barok Kuyumculuk

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Land Side

  Store

             Barok Kuyumculuk

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Land Side

  Store

             Flora Hediyelik

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Air Side

  Store

             Duty Free Shop

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 216

  Store

             Tadında Anadolu

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Food Court

  Store

             Bulak Hediyelik

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Land Side

  Store

             Galaksi Hediyelik

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Land Side

  Store

             Popeyes

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Food Court

  Store

             Tobacco Shop

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Land Side

  Store

             Restro

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor

  Store

             HT Gıda

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Land Side

  Store

             Tobacco Shop

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Land Side

  Store

             Bulak Hediyelik

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departures, Land Side

  Store

             Duty Free Shop

             Main Terminal

             International Arrival, 218

  Store

             Popeyes

             Main Terminal

             International Departure, Mezzanine Floor

  Store

             Kantin

             Main Terminal

             Domestic Departure



Some Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I have a domestic flight?

You can enter check-in areas using the Entrance Gate No. 1 and 2 of the terminal. You can complete domestic check-in procedures at Aisle D check-in counters. If you prefer Self-check-in kiosks to complete procedures, you can use Self-check-in kiosks at Aisle E.

After you need to pass through the security check opposite Aisle D and you are required to check the gate of your flight on the flight information boards. You can find the shortest path to your gate by following the signs.

What should I do if I have an international flight?

International economy passengers can enter check-in areas using the Entrance Gate No. 3 and 4 of the terminal. You can complete check-in procedures at F, G, H, and J check-in blocks.

The check-in and baggage delivery procedures are carried out at Aisle K for flights subject to special security. If you prefer Self-check-in kiosks to complete procedures, you can use Self-check-in kiosks at Aisle E.

Then, you need to pass through the security check opposite aisles G, H, J and K and you are required to follow the gate of your flight from the flight information boards. By turning right if your gate is in aisles E or F, or by turning left if your gate is in aisles A, B or C, you can access your gate from the shortest path following the signs for guidance.

I have a domestic connecting flight which is canceled, I am on the departures level, what should I do?

You can complete your procedures at the Care Point service counter across from the G6 boarding gate.

I have an international connecting flight which is canceled, I am on the arrivals level, what should I do?

You can complete your procedures at the Central Care Point service counter next to the D1 boarding gate. Moreover, if you are at the A, B or F zones, you can also apply to our east or west Care Point service counters next to the escalators going up the Duty-Free (Bosphorus Zone) area.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) has domestic and international flight terminals with its 45 boarding gates.



Here’s the list of boarding gates:

Gate 201 B/A, Gate 202 B/A , Gate 203 B/A , Gate 204 B/A , Gate 205 B/A , Gate 206 B/A , Gate 207 B/A , Gate 208 B/A , Gate 209, Gate 210, Gate 211, Gate 212, Gate 300, Gate 301, Gate 302, Gate 303, Gate 304, Gate 305 A/B, Gate 306, Gate 307, Gate 308, Gate 309, Gate 310, Gate 311, Gate 312, Gate 313, Gate 314, Gate 315, Gate 401, Gate 402, Gate 403, Gate 404, Gate 405, Gate 406, Gate 407, Gate 408, Gate 409, Gate 410, Gate 411, Gate 412, Gate 413, Gate 414, Gate 415.

Domestic and International terminals that are under one roof, have separate entrances, and the VIP Terminal for preferred services. There are the carparks for both terminals across from the terminal.

The Domestic Terminal can houses half a million passengers a year and offers a cafeteria inside. Domestic remote gates are 306-309.

The current International Terminal has two levels – Arrivals & Departures.



The Departures level has airline check-in counters A – H, offers a number of services & amenities, and has access after security check there are a number of duty-free shopping areas, food & drink, and escalators to the boarding gate area and its gates 203A/B – 206/AB, with connection to the right to gates 201 & 202A/B and to the left to gates 207 & 208AB. International remote gates are 301A/B-306A/B.

The Arrivals level houses rental car counters, baggage claim carousels, and passport control.



International Terminal also offers:

 – a 400 sq.meter conference center;

 – a 5.000 sq.meter food court with cafes & restaurants

 – a 4,500 sq.meter area for international brand duty-free shops.

 – a four-level carpark with 4,718 spaces

 – a four-level hotel with 128 rooms, next to the terminal with pre- and post-security access.

– a VIP building and apron-viewing CIP halls with business lounges.

 – a MARS (Multi Aircraft Ramp System), for simultaneous servicing of 8 large aircraft (code E) or 16 medium-size aircraft (code C).



Amenities inside the current terminals: Information desks are on the Departures Level, at the International Hall and the Domestic Hall.

Also, there is a pharmacy is on the Departures floor. Moreover, the post office is on the Arrival floor.

To eat and drink something, you can prefer Domestic Departures, since it has more food stores than the International Departures floor. However, also the International Departures floor can be preferred since there are nine food establishments in it.

Most shops are located on the Departure level, while Gratis, Vodafone & Avea are on the Arrivals level. 

If you want to rent a car, you should go to the Arrivals level. Moreover, to pray, two masjids can be preferred. Prayer rooms for males & females are open 24/7.



Airport / Airline Lounges:

  – LGM CIP Lounge at mezzanine level of post-security domestic & International Departures (for airline & bank customers – or at a fee to non-members);

  – ClubFinans Lounge at post-security, domestic departures, also offers a high-tech work area with fax & copy machines.

  – THY CIP Lounge for Turkish Airlines domestic & international passengers:  (free for Miles & Smiles elite, elite plus, class & classic plus cardholders).

 – Wings Lounge is an Airport lounge intended for holders of Wings Card. The lounges are at gate 205 for domestic, and at gate 203 for international passengers.

Sabiha Gökçen Airport ( SAW ) Terminal Map (Fast food, restaurants, stores, cafes, bars)



Cafe

                Pianta Cafe

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Cafe

                Pianta Cafe

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Cafe

                Mc D Cafe

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Cafe

                Efes Gate Cafe

                Overview Map

                International Departures Air Side

  Cafe

                Drive Inn Cafe

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Cafe

                Coca Cola Gate Cafe

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Cafe

                Fly Cafe

                Overview Map

                Open Car park



  Restaurant

                Turkish Kitchen

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Trattoria Milano

                Overview Map

                International Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Simit&Cay

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Simit Sarayi

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Restaurant

                Simit Sarayi

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Restaurant

                Secco Kafe

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Restaurant

                Sbarro

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Restaurant

                Popeyes

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Restaurant

                Mc Donalds

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Mc Donalds

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Restaurant

                Kavhe Dunyasi

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Restaurant

                Karafirin

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Restaurant

                Kahve Dunyasi

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Kahve Dunyasi

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Restaurant

                Grab&Fly

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Grab&Fly

                Overview Map

                International Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Center Point

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Restaurant

                Center Point

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

  Restaurant

                Burger King

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Restaurant

                Burger King

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Restaurant

                Burger King

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Restaurant

                Arby’s

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Restaurant

                Arby’s

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side



  Store

                Zumrut Mini Market

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Yesilkoy Lostra

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Vodafone

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Store

                Victoria’s Secret

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Store

                Turkcell

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Store

                TS Club Corner

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                SuperStore

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Salkim Bufe

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Portes Market & Hediyelik Esya

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Nike

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

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                Lule

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Store

                Kartal Yuvasi

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Kivanc Gokce Bufe

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Air Side

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                GS Store

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Gratis

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Store

                Gokyuzu Market

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Fenerium

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

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                Ermenegildo Zegna

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

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                Dolunay Market

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Airside

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                D&R

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

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                Bazaar Istanbul

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

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                Bayram Bal Kuaför

                Overview Map

                Departures Mezzanine Level

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                Avea

                Overview Map

                Arrivals Level

  Store

                Area Shop

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

  Store

                Altis Gift Shop

                Overview Map

                Departures Passenger Hall

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                Altinbas Jewellery

                Overview Map

                Domestic Departures Airside

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                Altinbas Jewellery

                Overview Map

                International Departures Airside

  Store

                Aero Shop

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                Domestic Departures Airside

Savaş Ateş

I'm a software engineer. I love Istanbul. I have been to 10 different countries. Istanbul is in the top 3 cities. I like to play soccer too :)

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