"Ancient City Welcomes Visitors to Heady Mix of Europe, Asia
BY CHALLEN STEPHENS
c.2005 Newhouse News Service
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Up a side street near the labyrinth of the Grand Bazaar, in the corner shop of a building that long ago served as a trading post for desert caravans, the apple tea arrives on a silver tray.
An assistant produces a knee-high table from behind a shelf. Across the barren showroom, the shop owner, who introduces himself as Karnash, moves his hand in a sweeping gesture of welcome, an invitation to sit and sip a while."
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