Istanbul is a 100km megalopolis that is home to almost 15 million people, doubling every decade. In 2007 there were 48 regeneration areas listed in Istanbul, which will result in the demolition of 1 million buildings, relocating huge numbers of people in order to make room for expensive residential developments and office and retails complexes.
Self-taught photographer and architecture graduate Ali Taptik has taken to the streets of his hometown to capture a city in flux. Here are images of the neighbourhoods of Sulukule, Tarablasi, Gulensu-Gecekondu and the new high rise landscape in Atasehir.
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