Actor Robert De Niro has visited Istanbul after 20 years to attend an opening ceremony of a Japanese restaurant of which he is part owner.
At a press conference after the ceremony on Sunday, De Niro said he was happy to be in Istanbul.
Replying to a question about a possible film project in Istanbul, he said he did not have any such plans at the moment, but that the city was a great place to make a film.
"There are a lot of stories going out here, obviously as everywhere else. This city has a lot of magic,” he said.
He said his favourite spot in the city is the carpet bazaar, where he wants to take his daughter.
He also talked about his 50-year friendship with Al Pacino.
"We're all friends. We don't hang out every day, but we have a good solid friendship. We always enjoy talking to each other."
On the recent rise of over-the-top (OTT) media platforms, he said: "We couldn't have done Irishman without Netflix. What can I say? I was happy. They gave us everything that we needed."