View image of Turkeyâs history can be traced through the country, from Ottoman splendour in Istanbul to ancient ruins in Cappadocia. The 1500-year-old Aya Sofya museum, originally a Byzantine church but converted into a mosque by the Ottomans, still maintains its sacred atmosphere. The huge domes of the building are covered with Arabic calligraphy and Christian fragments that hint at Istanbulâs past. (Mark Read) (Credit: Mark Read)
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