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Istanbul games convention wants 100,000 visitors

Another major European gaming expo will take place next year – this time based in Turkey.

Gaming Istanbul will be organised by GL Events and takes place at the Istanbul Congress Centre between February 4th and 7th.

It is designed to cater for 100,000 visitors, both trade and consumer, and will feature B2B zones, eSports areas, indie showcases, alongside an overall exhibition.

The organisers hope to put Turkey on the map as a major territory for games.

"Istanbul has been known as the gateway to Eurasia for centuries, and Gaming Istanbul was designed with this ethos in mind,” said Gaming Istanbul project director Cevher Eryrek.

For publishers, it will provide a platform for their products. For developers, tools providers, distributors and the wider industry, Gaming Istanbul is a springboard into Europe for Asian companies, and a bridge to the East for Europe and the Americas.”

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