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Monday, July 11, 2011

Edward Stourton's Istanbul

"Edward Stourton's Istanbul
The broadcaster Edward Stourton explains his love of Istanbul in Turkey, 'one of the world's great cities'.
Edward Stourton's Istanbul

When I first visited in the Seventies it seemed a rather sad place. But it's back to what it ought to be: one of the world's great cities.

It's not the first time that Istanbul has gone from being the centre of the world to fading away again – but it's good to see this crossroads between East and West, on the Bosporus, back in business. The only sad thing is that the city's Christian culture has more or less died. "

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