How do you run a country of 82million with one big toe in Europe and the rest of the body in Asia?
One big toe all right, Istanbul which straddles Europe and Asia, houses 15 million people, three times more people than live on our island.
They say in Turkey that it’s not winter until it snows in Istanbul such is their influence on the country.
And that was played out when opposition leader Ekrem Imamoglu won the re-run Istanbul mayoral election giving national leader Recep Erdogan a bloody nose and sparking tens of thousands to take to the streets.
Istanbul/Constantinople/Istanbul flows like the Bosphorus… never the same from one moment to the next. Read my review from my moment in time there this Spring. https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/wham-bam,-thank-you-hamam/(opens in a new tab)