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The Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey • photo:  Oktay Kosovalı

The Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey • photo: Oktay Kosovalı

Turkey - Istanbul a world heritage. Facts about Turkey: Area: 779,452 sq km. Straddles two continents; 3% in Europe (Thrace), 97% in Asia (Anatolia). Also controls the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles, vital sea links between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Its strategic position has made the area of prime importance throughout history.Population: 75,705,147. Capital: Ankara. Official language: Turkish. 45 languages.

Turkey - Istanbul a world heritage. Facts about Turkey: Area: 779,452 sq km. Straddles two continents; 3% in Europe (Thrace), 97% in Asia (Anatolia). Also controls the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles, vital sea links between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Its strategic position has made the area of prime importance throughout history.Population: 75,705,147. Capital: Ankara. Official language: Turkish. 45 languages.

French Street in Istanbul

French Street in Istanbul

Istanbul.

Istanbul.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Tram in Istanbul, Turkey

Tram in Istanbul, Turkey

Beyoglu Street. Istanbul, TURKEY (intrepid2012, via Flickr)

Beyoglu Street. Istanbul, TURKEY (intrepid2012, via Flickr)

Stairs and pathways. Love them, embrace them, let them work off your pasta! Praiano, Amalfi Coast

One Skillet Pasta Puttanesca

Stairs and pathways. Love them, embrace them, let them work off your pasta! Praiano, Amalfi Coast

We had honey and lavender baklava at our wedding. Delicious

We had honey and lavender baklava at our wedding. Delicious

The City Walls of Constantinople.  ** I was going to put this under Asia, or maybe Europe. Maybe Architecture?

The City Walls of Constantinople. ** I was going to put this under Asia, or maybe Europe. Maybe Architecture?

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