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gulhane park tea garden

Oud sellers and tea gardens in Istanbul

June 28th 2012
HE SAID... We left Goreme at 7.15pm. The sun was setting over the surreal landscape and the temperature was 29 degrees. It was a beautiful evening, and we had a long haul bus trip ahead of us – Istanbul was 12 hours away. We stopped at a roadside food hall for dinner at 10.30pm. We shared a doner kebap – it was basic but OK – and hydrated on ayran (yogurt drink), cay ... 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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