Pose tourism in Istanbul
Tourists from many countries of the world come to Istanbul to feed seagulls with forks in the middle of Hagia Sophia Mosque and Blue Mosque. Every day, about 2 thousand tourists pose for the same pose in this view of Istanbul, which has become famous all over the world on social media.
The view of Istanbul, which became famous on social media, became a favorite spot for seagulls.
Foreign tourists coming to Istanbul by traveling thousands of kilometers from many countries of the world feed the seagulls in the view of Hagia Sophia Mosque and Blue Mosque.
Tourists turned their vacation routes to Istanbul to feed the seagulls and take photos. A business located in the view of Istanbul at Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, which are among the historical places frequented by tourists, hosts about 2 thousand tourists a day.
Tourists who come here give their leftovers to seagulls on the terrace of the restaurant. While it is noteworthy that tourists travel thousands of kilometers to feed the seagulls and take photos, guests can come to the restaurant free of charge without eating or drinking anything.
2 THOUSAND PEOPLE FEED SEAGULLS DAILY
About 2 thousand customers a day come to the business located in Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, which are among the most frequented places for tourists in Turkey, and have their photos taken. The business, which uses the food left over from the customers to feed the seagulls, also prevents waste.
TOURISTS ADD THIS ACTIVITY TO THEIR AGENDA
While the business has become popular with photos shared by feeding seagulls on social media, it welcomes tourists from many parts of the world. Tourists feeding seagulls in the unique view of Istanbul share their photos with their friends and followers on social media.
Cemil Çelik, the owner of the business, said about how he came up with the idea of feeding the seagulls, “A seagull came to my table while I was having breakfast. I gave cheese to the seagull and the seagulls made this a habit every morning. I fed the seagulls this way every morning. Then our guests who came to our restaurant started to feed the seagulls with their hands.”
“THEY TAKE PHOTOS”
Çelik said that they started to give the leftovers to the seagulls and added, “Especially foreign tourists come thousands of kilometers to take photos by feeding the seagulls in this scenery. Currently, there are tourists from all over the world who come for a day just to take this photo. About 2 thousand people a day come here and take photos by feeding the seagulls. They can come here without eating or drinking anything and take photos for free.”
Mustafa Altuntaş, the restaurant chef of the business, said, “Our aim here is to attract tourists to our country and host them in the best way. Tourists who come here take photos by feeding the seagulls.”