"Istanbul’s world heritage sites in neglect
By The World ⋅ January 31, 2011
A potrait of Mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, Turkey between 1890 and 1900(Photo courtesy: Library of Congress)
Julia Rooke reports on the sorry state of many of Istanbul’s historic treasures. The city linking Europe and Asia features architectural gems dating from Roman times to the Ottoman empire. But many are in such bad shape that Istanbul may lose its status as a UN World Heritage Site."
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