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Turkey
Istanbul
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Istanbul is a next to the sea shore, bordering the
Marmara sea to the south and divided in half by the
Bosporus.
See Photos of the Istanbul seashore
Outside of the hustle and bustle of
this enormous city, there are many
pretty back streets where you can
sit, relax and talk to the locals.
Haghia Sophia, the symbol of the city.
This building was built in the 6th century
as the city's cathedral. It was a mosque
during the Ottoman period and since the
early years of the Turkish Republic, it has
been a museum.
Through recorded history,
dolphins have lived in Istanbul.
Learn more about these
dolphins
Modern Istanbul sits a top the remains
of the Ancient Roman and Byzantine
capital city, known as
Constantinople.