After a long build up, Apple’s first Eastern Europe/Asia Minor store opened up today in Istanbul at the Zorlu Center. Like some other flagship stores, it is mostly subterranean with an upward glass protrusion. This one has 4 large panes of glass covered by a white roof with darker Apple logo surrounded by a fountain as pictured above.
Apple yesterday held a press event attended by one of the Apple Store leads Steve Cano.
Tim Cook announced the opening, via Twitter:
Teşekkür ederim to our customers in Istanbul and all the people of Turkey.http://t.co/4xD4A2X06c
Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 05, 2014
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