Turkey's largest aquarium has been drawing thousands of visitors since Saturday, when it was opened by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş.
Visitors will be able to see 15,000 species of fish at the Istanbul Aquarium, which features 16 regions of the world, from the Black Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Inside the aquarium are an exploration trail, an interactive rain forest and next-generation technology.
Erdoğan said this was another important step in Istanbul's desire to become one of the top 10 cities in the world and one of the top five cities in Europe for tourism.
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