Five years with turbulent Turkey's 'militant people'
By Mark Lowen
BBC Turkey correspondent, Istanbul
The defeat of the 2016 coup consolidated support for President Erdogan
"Istanbul never leaves you - its beauty pulls you back," a friend told me as I packed up my life here.
After five years it was time to leave, and I recalled with a smile what a senior editor in London told me back in 2014: "Ah yes, Turkey... it slightly struggles to break through on air."
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