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Destination Spotlight: Istanbul, Turkey

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Situated at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, it is no wonder that Istanbul has been a major cultural and political center for over 2,000 years. New archeological findings suggest that settlements existed on Istanbul’s peninsula over 9,000 years ago and there were also Thracian and Phoenician settlements, but the history of Istanbul itself dates to the 7th century BCE.

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