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Assalamwaalikum Mr. Mevlut!Hope your family is doing well! Belated Eid Mubarak! I should have been writing this email right after we got back from Turkey, but things got busy here at work and Ramadan was in the middle. Finally, I get a chance to express my gratitude for the wonderful arrangements yo...
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The Bosphorus  is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits. The world's narrowest strait used for international navigation , the Bosphorus connects the Black Sea  with the Sea of Marmara (which is connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Mediterranean Sea.)
The Bosphorus' limits are defined as the connecting line between the lighthouses Rumeli Feneri and Anadolu Feneri in the north and between the Ahırkapı Feneri and the Kadıköy Ä°nciburnu Feneri in the south. There is also very heavy ferry traffic in the Strait of Istanbul, which crosses between European and Asiatic sides of the city.
The depth of Bosphorus varies from 36 to 124 m (118 to 407 ft) in midstream with an average of 65 m (213 ft). The deepest location is between Kandilli  and Bebek with 110 m (360 ft). The most shallow locations are off Kadıköy Ä°nciburnu on the northward route with 18 m (59 ft) and off AÅŸiyan Point on the southward route with 13 m (43 ft)
The shores of the strait are heavily populated as the city of Istanbul (with a metropolitan area in excess of 12 million inhabitants) straddles it.
A cheap way to explore the Bosphorus is offered by  Pomegranate Tour picks you up from your hotel then traverse the Bosphorus from Eminönü , after visiting historical Spice Market on the historic peninsula of Istanbul to Anadolu Kavağı near the Black Sea, zigzagging between the Rumelian and Anatolian sides of the city.
It is also possible to experience the Bosphorus by taking a regular ride in one of the public ferries that travel between the European and the Asian sides. It is also possible to travel by the privately owned ferries available between Üsküdar  and BeÅŸiktaÅŸ  or KabataÅŸ.