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ISTANBUL SKYLINE

The Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofya
ISTANBUL—THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD

April 30th 2012
Let’s talk Turkey! We spent two weeks exploring this fascinating country. Because of our cancelled stop in Santorini, we arrived in Kusadasi a day early. Kusadasi is the gateway to the great ruins of Ephesus and close to the House of the Virgin Mary where the mother of Christ was said to have spent her last days on earth. This is a sacred pilgrimage site for Christians as well as Muslims who hon ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul » Sultanahmet

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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