Pope starts testing trip to Turkey
Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and Giulia Segreti in RomeAuthor alerts
As Pope Francis began a high profile trip to Turkey, the contrast with his host was hard to miss.
The softly spoken Pontiff, who shunned the 17th century grandeur of the Papal apartments in the Vatican for more humble lodgings, became on Friday the first foreign dignitary welcomed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s new 1,000-room, $600m palace, which boasts four times the floorspace of Louis XIV’s complex at Versailles.
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