Apple is apparently set to open its second retail store in Turkey soon.
As reported by the Turkish Apple-focused blog ElmaDergisi (via MacRumors), the store is located at the Akasya Shopping Center in the former Turkish capital of Istanbul. Photos taken from the construction site show the shop's front glass exterior emblazoned with the Apple logo already in place and its interior flooring and display tables being laid out by workers.
The store is rumored to hold its grand opening this fall, likely coinciding with the launch of the so-called “iPhone 6” in Turkey.
Headed by Apple SVP of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail team has been hard at work on extending Apple's retail reach across the globe. In particular, Apple's retail expansion puts great emphasis on the all-important Chinese market. Just yesterday, Apple opened its 12th store in China, located at Center 66 in Wuxi, only a week after opening its 11th Chinese retail location in Chongqing.