Sarıyer holds a vital and strategically important location in Istanbul. It stretches along the Bosphorus Strait in the east and features extensive coastlines along the Black Sea in the north. Sarıyer is known for its large green spaces, including the Belgrade Forest and the neighborhood of Zekeriyaköy, known for its abundant vegetation. Sarıyer is considered the capital of independent villas and complexes in Istanbul and is home to major Turkish and international companies. It is bordered by Beşiktaş, Şişli, and Fatih to the south.