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Mosques & Minarets - Seven days in the City of Seven Hills

May 14th 2012
Well what a difference seventy-two hours can make: Friday evening I'm finishing work at the Ben Mhor Hotel in Grantown-on-Spey (in the Highlands of Scotland), and by monday afternoon I'm touching down in Istanbul, the former capital of both the Byzantine (Roman) and Ottoman (Turkish) empires. And if ever my inner traveller needed some shock therapy to awaken me from my self-imposed slumber ... 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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