Thursday, October 07, 2004

Youthful Istanbul most 'European' part of Turkey

"Istanbul has always been a cosmopolitan oasis in a struggling country, but since 1950, its population has grown more than tenfold to 14 million, as part of a movement of Turkey's country-dwellers to the cities. Although many of the new migrants are transplanted Anatolians who have reconstituted their rural milieus in outlying shantytowns, central Istanbul has retained a Western feel - a thriving area of restaurants, malls and nightclubs."

KRT Wire | 10/05/2004 | Youthful Istanbul most 'European' part of Turkey

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