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real turf fan
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Hagia Sophia is reconstituted as a mosque; it's no longer a museum


And it seems to be getting less respect.

Some floor tiles broke when someone drove a heavy vehicle in and damage has been done elsewhere.

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This probably got no attention from Biden who had visited the Vatican before his meeting with Erdogan.


LRB1967
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It was built as a Christian church by Emperor Justinian. This is cultural appropriation.
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Vegas Eddie
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They can cover the tiles with their rugs


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This probably got no attention from Biden who had visited the Vatican before his meeting with Erdogan.

Why the frick would a building in Istanbul that has no relevance whatsoever to the United States take up any time in a meeting between POTUS and Erdogan?

If anyone gave a shit, it would be Greece or Russia, both of whom Turkey shares historical enmity with and whom they despise deeply. Turkey will do what they want with the building. Let UNESCO throw a shite fit if they want.

There are lots of things to criticize Biden for that actually make sense and are relevant to US interests. This isn’t one of them.
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Istanbul

Constantinople


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Constantinople

Byzantium


GoldenGuy
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Byzantium


Shithole


gothamdawg
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It was built as a Christian church by Emperor Justinian. This is cultural appropriation.


This kind of appropriation is taking place in populist regimes around the world.

Many Istanbulites dislike Erdogan as he is considered too conservative by them. Unfortunately, much of the rest of the country supports him.



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gothamdawg
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Shithole


Hopefully, you're not referring to Istanbul as a shithole, because its anything but.

Fascinating city, on the contrary.


GregMaddux
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fricks given by me = 0.0000


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Caraway Rye
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They are just making it look like everything else related to muzzies

Terrible

Whatever


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gothamdawg
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Istanbul

Constantinople


Bravo!
Now do Jesus' real name...


TNTigerman
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Might as well because it’s surely not a museum. I stayed 15 minutes tops. Just a big empty space with prayer rugs all over.


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Yeshua


SCLibertarian
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Fascinating city, on the contrary.

Has to be a Top 10 world destination in my humble opinion.


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Hopefully, you're not referring to Istanbul as a shithole, because its anything but.


It was a shithole when I was there in the early 1980s


beachdude
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…built as a Christian church.


Yes, but I’m pretty sure it was used as a mosque for centuries before Turkey attempted to become a secular state in the late 19th or early 20th century.


KiwiHead
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Yeah, most in Istanbul only consider themselves nominally part of Turkey. That being said, as my great grandfather was Greek from coastal Turkey.....the only good Turk is a **** Turk.

Pappa truly hated them


CedarChest
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Has to be a Top 10 world destination in my humble opinion.
In the expat circles I run in Turkey is making its way into the conversation as a place for Americans to ex-pat to. It does interest me, but I have a lot of question marks in my head about actually living there. I definitely would like to go visit. I think it might be getting a bad rap in a lot of ways. Just sayin'


gothamdawg
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Hopefully, you're not referring to Istanbul as a shithole, because its anything but.


It was a shithole when I was there in the early 1980s



Oh.. the Midnight Express days...



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