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Orhan's view

View from the place where I was staying
istanbul

May 10th 2007
My first impression of Istanbul was as we were landing. The city is enourmous, incomprehensibly big. All the bulildings looked the same from the air, just rows and rows and rows of red roofs with tiny narrow streets in between. There was a thick layer of brown smog covering the city unlike anything I have ever seen before. The trip was uneventful, just an hour by train to Basel airport then a ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Marmara » Istanbul

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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