"Istanbul sees rocky start to year of culture
Thomas Seibert, Foreign Correspondent
* Last Updated: January 01. 2010 12:19AM UAE / December 31. 2009 8:19PM GMT
ISTANBUL // As Turkey’s biggest and best-known metropolis prepares to take on the title of European Capital of Culture for 2010, the project that was supposed to present the city as a vibrant centre for the arts on the international stage has been dogged by accusations of corruption and incompetence."
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