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    Posted: 22-Jan-2006 at 23:41
Hahaha. That's so cute. You guys have the same rivalry as Sarajevo and Tuzla. They even put out tourism brochures that began, "Many tourists believe Sarajevo is the jewel of Yugoslavia and the most beautiful city in Bosnia to visit. We disagree."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mortaza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jan-2006 at 04:13

ah well It  is not a rivalry but unawareness of people of Ankara

They should come  and live  at istanbul one or two year, than mostly they will not return ankara(like most people who came istanbul)

I think a lot poet talk about Istanbul, Yahya Kemal  Beyatlý, Necip Fazlýk Kýsakürek and others.

For dirty  I agree

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Once I stayed in Istanbul for a month... No, it's definitely not for me.

The weather is too hot, the traffic is too heavy...

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Originally posted by barish

Once I stayed in Istanbul for a month... No, it's definitely not for me.

The weather is too hot, the traffic is too heavy...

and too much people on street
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with all this debate going on; i still dont want to go to ankara, ill be in 'the city' when i visit turkey thanks.


ankara sounds like our capital in nowhere = canberra,

Istanbul sounds like our only real and internationally known city = sydney
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Originally posted by Leonidas

with all this debate going on; i still dont want to go to ankara, ill be in 'the city' when i visit turkey thanks.

ankara sounds like our capital in nowhere = canberra,

Istanbul sounds like our only real and internationally known city = sydney


Istanbul is the best place in Turkey for a tourist. I never compared Ankara with Istanbul in that way.

Ankara, along with a few other cities, is more planned and neat than Istanbul. Foreigners are not aware of this fact.



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Perhaps I should visit Istanbul sometime.  Are they friendly to tourists?
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Perhaps I should visit Istanbul sometime. Are they friendly to tourists?

Just don't say a word about Hagia Sophia, you will be safe.

Don't go shopping without a guide, they may overcharge you.

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Originally posted by barish

Originally posted by R_AK47

Perhaps I should visit Istanbul sometime. Are they friendly to tourists?

Just don't say a word about Hagia Sophia, you will be safe.

Don't go shopping without a guide, they may overcharge you.

 I'd probably take your advice on that, I'm thinking some of my ideas probably would not be liked to well over there.

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probably? you think?

 get some fast shoes
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Perhaps I should visit Istanbul sometime.  Are they friendly to tourists?

No, not  dont come. Your life would be in danger.

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Originally posted by Mortaza

Perhaps I should visit Istanbul sometime.  Are they friendly to tourists?

No, not  dont come. Your life would be in danger.

What do you mean by that? 

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He was trying to be sarcastic, I guess.

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istanbul is expensive

istanbul is dirty

istanbul is impolite

istanbul is crowded

istanbul is noisy

so on so on so on

if you give the sun in my hand and the moon in the other i wouldn't exchange ankara to istanbul

history is just a repetation of itself
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WOW!!! AND DOUBLE WOW!!

I DID NOT REALIZE THAT ISTANBUL WAS SO HUGE. I COULD NOT IMAGINE SPENDING A YEAR THERE TEACHING ENGLISH, I WOULD GET LOST-
I AM A COUNTRY BOY WHO THINKS SPOKANE IS TOO BIG-400,000 COMPARED TO 15 MILLION.
I SPEND AS MUCH TIME IN THE WILDERNESS AS POSSIBLE AND NEVER GET LOST BUT IN SUCH A HUGE CITY -
I THINK I WILL GO FOR THE JOB IN ITALY!!



COMPARED TO LITTLE SPOKANE - spo-can indian name!



Istanbul does look beautiful though and it is part of my roots.
Well then, brothers and fellow citizens and soldiers, remember this in order that your memorial, your fame and freedom will be eternal.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Feb-2006 at 17:55
This is the first place I would go see if I were to visit Turkey. It would be fun to sit in this once great church and just imagine what it was like in the time of the Byzantine Empire-Constantinople!!

who sings that song Istanbul-Constantinople- Istanbul- Constantinople???
As you can see I do not know the words to the song.

The Agia Sophia (Church of the Holy Wisdom)


It still adds great beauty to the modern Turkish skyline!! 15 million- wow!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eaglecap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Feb-2006 at 18:30
insult Ankara and call us villagers but in fact they live in the biggest village of Turkey

Mortaza I suppose my city would be hickville to them as well. Some people in Seattle think this way about Spokane so I understand. We are smaller, cleaner and safer than Seattle, less rain also.
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Historical Istanbul/Constantinople (the city)

I would love to see the walls of Theodosius someday!




Land Walls

Land walls which were built by the Anthemius, the prefect of the Eastern Empire during the reign of Emperor Theodosius II (408-450) were destroyed in 447 by a strong earthquake that ruined nearly 57 towers and part of the walls just before the attack of Attila and his hordes. New Prefect of the city, Constantine, managed to repair the walls in very short time and added a moat and outer defense walls which helped to stop Attila the Hun who turned his armies towards west after the failure.

Theodosius walls which consist of a moat and three successive walls with 6.5 kilometers length protected the city nearly 1000 years from the attacks of Arabs, Russians, Turks and many other tribes and nations. The walls was one of the major matters protecting the city which held nearly 2/3 of al the richness of the Orient.

In 1985 Istanbul was included in the world Heritage List and a project to restore the city walls and gates was launched by the Istanbul Municipality.


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Istanbul's view at night from a plane is far more impressive than that.
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