Otel Famýly Orýentatýon, Day 1 July 14th 2008 Pazar (Sunday), the 29th of June
Otel Famýly; located ýn one of the ýnnumerable suburbs of Istanbul
Watchýng the sun rýse. It's turnýng the eastern part of the sky a mýx of purple, peach, and teal. The moon ýs stýll out, a thýn, sýlver, crescent, and I can just see the twýnkýlýng lýght of what may be Istanbul-proper from the balcony of my room.
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Middle East » Turkey » Eastern Anatolia 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