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Haydarpaşa

Haydarpaşa

It’s where stories begin and end. It’s where unity and separation can be enjoyed at the same time. It’s for me the opening of Istanbul to the Anatolia or as the Westerners would like to call it the Oriental. It’s a time travel station called Haydarpaşa now left to its[…]

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Kızıltoprak

The Old Train Station of Kızıltoprak

Kızıltoprak means “Reddish Earth”. It was the first township on the Berlin-Baghdad railroad. Kızıltoprak was a dormant little settlement with large gardens and kiosks of the Ottoman administrators and mainly a Muslim section of the city of Istanbul. Of course I am talking about the time when Istanbul was called[…]

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