Pictured: First Turkish Apple Store in Istanbul

Ahead of its expected opening on April 5, we're starting to see the first photos of Turkey's first Apple Store, located in the Zorlu Center in Istanbul. The shots posted by Instagarammer orbaygumus show a unique all-glass shell in what seems to be a central plaza.

It's the first time we've gotten a clear look at the store, which was shown last week wrapped in banners — and it seems clear now that the two-storey outlet will closely resemble Apple's iconic 5th Ave. store in New York City. Earlier reports suggest it'll feature a pair of Genius Bars and a "family room," among the usual demo areas.

The store is set to open at 10 a.m. local time this Saturday, April 5, in the wake of a tumultuous general election process that's seen popular social sites like Twitter and YouTube blocked in the country.

Source: Instagram (2); via: MacRumors

Alex Dobie