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Apple Bağdat Caddesi, their latest store in Istanbul, Officially opens Friday

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Apple today announced Apple Bağdat Caddesi will officially open on Friday, October 22. Located in the heart of Istanbul, Apple Bağdat Caddesi will serve as Apple’s third retail location in Turkey. This two-level destination blends local materials with the latest store design to create an open and fluid space for customers to explore Apple’s products and services, or participate in free Today at Apple sessions.

 

Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People: "With the opening of Apple Bağdat Caddesi, we’re thrilled to build upon the deep and long-standing relationships we have with our customers in Turkey. We can’t wait to welcome the local community to our newest store in Istanbul and bring them the best of Apple."

 

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To celebrate the opening, Apple will debut Perspektif Istanbul, a six-week Today at Apple program that pays homage to the city and its creatives. Hosted by 20 local artists, the series brings creativity, culture, and technology together into an experience that examines topics and values important to the local community in Istanbul. Attendees will get a chance to join in-person and virtual sessions that include learning about traditional miniature drawing with illustrator Murat Palta, photographing the unseen with Magnum Photos photographer Sabiha Çimen, or creating a moving portrait with visual artist Sinan Tuncay.

 

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Once inside, visitors will find the video wall and Forum, home to Today at Apple sessions. The upper level is flanked by avenues, where customers can explore Apple’s latest products and services. The entire space overlooks the exterior of the store through a 32-foot glass curtain, blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. The interior is bathed in natural light through two large skylights that open to allow ventilation.

 

The new Apple store will be the first standalone street front store in Istanbul with the other two stores being found in large malls. Located at the intersection of two streets in a central location, the store is expected to be lively and lively both inside and out. You could get an idea of how popular this city street is in a video from our previous report on this store.

 

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For 30 years, Apple has been a part of the Turkish community, and Apple Bağdat Caddesi’s team members look forward to deepening Apple’s relationship with local customers throughout Turkey.

 

The diverse, 130-person team at Apple Bağdat Caddesi collectively speaks 14 languages and will welcome its first visitors on Friday, October 22, at 10 a.m. local time.

 

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Lastly, because the health and well-being of customers and team members is Apple’s top priority, the store will implement comprehensive health measures. Visits to Apple Bağdat Caddesi on opening day will be by appointment only. Customers can choose from available times. Capacity will be limited, so guests may experience wait times before entering the store.

 

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