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Some fish inside the Basilica Cistern at Sultanahmet.
A Quick Tour of Istanbul

April 13th 2012
Heading to the airport in Budapest was my second time riding the blue metro line from end to end, which takes about thirty minutes. In the airport, most announcements were only in Hungarian, which made it rather surprising that on the flight (Turkish Airlines) Turkish and English were used. The other surprising aspect of the flight was that, despite being in the air only two hours, I was served a ... 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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