After a long build up, Apple’s first Eastern Europe/Asia Minor store opened up today in Istanbul at the Zorlu Center. As with some other flagship stores, it is mostly subterranean with a glass upward protrusion. This one has four large panes of glass covered by a white roof with a darker Apple logo surrounded by a fountain as pictured below.

zorlu_center_first_view_big Image via ifoAppleStore

Apple yesterday held a press event attended by one of the Apple Store leads Steve Cano. Tim Cook took to Twitter to announce the opening:

More images and videos below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuwRv6vaYNU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSLUfGZ8fWg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbqscMB3XKs

https://twitter.com/kerem_sayin/status/452363507141709824