The Noblest Vengeance

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Ioannina, an inland city north of Athens and not far from the Turkish border, had been a populous Jewish community in Greece. Most of the Jews there were not Sephardim, though, but Romaniotes, a group he’d never heard of before.

Ioannina, an inland city north of Athens and not far from the Turkish border, had been a populous Jewish community in Greece. Most of the Jews there were not Sephardim, though, but Romaniotes, a group he’d never heard of before.

He brought out a bottle of raki, an anise-flavored brandy that Aidan knew was a specialty of the country. Meryem removed a set of glass cups covered in silver filigree from a cabinet, and Yahya poured for each of them, adding a few drops of water from a silver pitcher. The liquid turned a cloudy white. “We call this aslan sütü—lion's milk,” Yahya said. “Milk for the strong and courageous. As you both are.”

He brought out a bottle of raki, an anise-flavored brandy that Aidan knew was a specialty of the country. Meryem removed a set of glass cups covered in silver filigree from a cabinet, and Yahya poured for each of them, adding a few drops of water from a silver pitcher. The liquid turned a cloudy white. “We call this aslan sütü—lion's milk,” Yahya said. “Milk for the strong and courageous. As you both are.”

Despite the late hour, there was a lot of traffic, and the atmosphere in the taxi was anxious. After what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about ten minutes, they were at the hospital’s brightly-lit emergency entrance, with the word ACIL in white block letters against a red background.

Despite the late hour, there was a lot of traffic, and the atmosphere in the taxi was anxious. After what seemed like a long time, but was probably only about ten minutes, they were at the hospital’s brightly-lit emergency entrance, with the word ACIL in white block letters against a red background.

She nodded. “A town called Ioannina in Greece. My father Jacobo went there for trading and fell in love with my mother in 1940.”

She nodded. “A town called Ioannina in Greece. My father Jacobo went there for trading and fell in love with my mother in

He pointed to the Star of David she wore around her neck. “Your parents have both said that things are difficult for Jews here. Did the man say anything about religion?”

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Yahya drove, with Liam in the front seat beside him, and Meryem and Aidan in the back. The affair was being held at one of the modern high-rise hotels near Taksim Square in downtown Istanbul, and Yahya left the car with a valet at the entrance. He took Meryem’s hand and they walked forward, with Aidan and Liam following.

Yahya drove, with Liam in the front seat beside him, and Meryem and Aidan in the back. The affair was being held at one of the modern high-rise hotels near Taksim Square in downtown Istanbul, and Yahya left the car with a valet at the entrance. He took Meryem’s hand and they walked forward, with Aidan and Liam following.

Aidan did get a view of the magnificent bridge from the highway, though the cabbie exited just before it and drove along the riverfront for a short while, then turned inland. The buildings close to the water were tightly fitted, in a mix of stone and wood painted vibrant colors. As they climbed the gentle slope, though, the houses became larger and more spaced, with trees surrounding them.

Aidan did get a view of the magnificent bridge from the highway, though the cabbie exited just before it and drove along the riverfront for a short while, then turned inland. The buildings close to the water were tightly fitted, in a mix of stone and wood painted vibrant colors. As they climbed the gentle slope, though, the houses became larger and more spaced, with trees surrounding them.

“The older one is named Havva; she’s an attorney, graduated from Istanbul University.”

“The older one is named Havva; she’s an attorney, graduated from Istanbul University.

Aidan stayed online, refreshing his memory about the incident in Istanbul his aunt had mentioned. He discovered that Taksim Gezi Park was a small one in the heart of Istanbul, one of the city’s few open spaces. The military barracks on the site had been torn down in 1940. A few months before, plans had been announced to replace the park with a shopping mall and housing.

Taksim Gezi Park is an urban park next to Taksim Square, in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district. It is one of the last green spaces in Beyoğlu and one of the smallest parks of Istanbul.

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