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By Samantha Lafferty

If, like me, you're a bit uninterested in the ethnocentric social observation that turns out to come back with yes popular guidebooks then you definitely might do worse than do this one. uncomplicated to take advantage of, good written and actual, i discovered it important and could not fault any of its innovations nor descriptions.

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Since the conflict began, 37,000 people have been killed. n THE IZMIT EARTHQUAKE More blood was spilled on Turkish soil when the devastating Izmit earthquake hit in 1999. 7 on the Richter scale, and left 17,000 people dead. The earthquake struck in the middle of the night and most of those killed had been sleeping. Few of Izmit’s buildings were designed to withstand an earthquake and entire districts were leveled. Buildings were also destroyed in Istanbul, 80 km/50 miles away. Three months later, a second earthquake caused more carnage.

The most important species for environmentalists is the bald ibis, a strange-looking bird with a pink head. There is a sanctuary for bald ibis on the banks of the Euphrates River at Birecik. A successful breeding program has seen the population at the sanctuary grow to more than 80. The sanctuary offers open access to visitors (donations are welcome). See page 590. About 800 species of migratory or indigenous aquatic birds also make Turkey their home. Manyas Kuscenneti, near Baliksehir, is one of the best places to see aquatic birds, with more than 200 species such as Dalmatian pelicans, owls, heron, nightingales and ducks.

Mehmet was horrified by the ruinous state of Constantinople. He initiated a program of rebuilding the city and began with the construction of Topkapi Palace. Mosques, schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, fountains and baths followed. Many of the constructions were Imperial Gate, the main entrance charitable and popularto Topkapi Palace. ized the sultan. They also drew in more inhabitants to the new city of Constantinople and helped to turn it into the greatest of Islamic cities. By the 16th century, the conquests of Selim I transformed the Ottoman Empire into a world power straddling the ancient routes between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.

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