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Istanbul: The Greatest Show on Earth

December 21st 2009
We had made it! After hours on a plane that I was pretty sure was going down, the static Frank Sinatra track ceased and the captain came on to announce that we had made it to Istanbul. I was so relieved. I had decided to skip the plane meal of salmon with a sauce that made it vaguely resemble a pussing open wound and came to realize that eleven hours of gripping the arm rests through the “turbul ... read more
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Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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