x0x So much history, so much beauty in Turkey
By Beth Ashley
Special to the IJ
Posted: 06/14/2011 06:13:00 AM PDT
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Arty Boats tied up at Eminonu on the Bosphorus with Mosque in the
background. Minarets were...
A yellow sign on the bridge said, "Welcome to Europe."
Our bus-full of tourists slid joyfully across the line, back in Istanbul
after two weeks seeing the sights and cities of Turkey's Asia Minor.
I had forgotten how many ancient settlements are still being unearthed in
Turkey. The Greeks were here! The Romans! The Byzantine Christians! And
the Ottomans, who once ruled most of the Mediterranean world.
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