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Swimming pool on the roof of the Marmara Pera hotel. Built on the Highest of Istanbul's "Seven Hills", offers magnificent views The Marmara Taksim Bosphorus and the Seraglio Point of stretching all the way to the Sea of Marmara.*** General Caption *** The Ottoman Empire was once known as the "Sick Man on the Bosphorus," but today's Turkey looks very healthy indeed. After eight years of Erdogan, it is much richer and more modern than the poor country that applied to join what was then known as the European Community more than 20 years ago. Its economy is growing three times as fast as those of other European countries. Driving from the western part of Turkey into the eastern provinces of Bulgaria and Romania, one wonders which side of the border the affluent part of Europe is actually on..Turkey achieved a growth rate of 9 percent last year. Unemployment has fallen to 11 percent, inflation is now down to 6 percent, Per capita income has tripled since Erdogan came into office. The British magazine The Economist has dubbed the country "the China of Europe.".A trip to Istanbul through the eyes of Ege sisters. Ayse and Ece Ege are the founders of the brand, "Dice Kayek". Dice Kayek is one of the most known fashion brands of Turkey, it takes its roots in Parisian Couture as well as Ottoman culture.