THE FIRST SPACE NATION: ASGARDIA

Poetic Diary II.
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Following “A City in Space” titled dream, 1.5 – 2 years later, this time I am in Istanbul… 

To my son John Unver’s  21st Birthday…

It was exactly fifteen years before this event that
the Passport of World Citizenship had grabbed my attention…
I had first seen it among his prizes in the library of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
at the Barnes Place in Colombo,
during my first visit on December 20, 2002…

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A GENERAL LOOK AT ISTANBUL BEFORE THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

On ISTANBUL – A mini-series – Part 1  | by Ayse OVUR*
Istanbul* is the only metropolis with territories both in Europe and Asia in the world. The metropolitan city has inhabitants for thousands of years, has been the capital of two different empires more than 1500 years.
Today, even though it is not the official capital of Turkey; it is accepted as a cultural capital of the Republic of Turkey. Throughout history, many different religions, languages, and cultures were able to coexist within its borders.  Tourists visiting Istanbul may encounter churches, synagogues, and mosques next to each other. 

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OSMANLI İMPARATORLUĞU ÖNCESİ İSTANBUL’A GENEL BAKIŞ -1-

Mini-Yazı dizisi ve fotoğraflar: Ayşe ÖVÜR
İstanbul*, hem Avrupa ve hem de Asya kıtalarında toprakları olan tek büyük şehirdir. Üzerinde binlerce yıldır kesintisiz yerleşim süren İstanbul, bin beş yüz seneden fazla imparatorluklara başkentlik yapmıştır. Bugün de Türkiye’nin siyasi olmasa da kültürel başkenti kabul edilir. Tarih boyunca pek çok farklı din, dil, kültür sınırları içinde bir arada yaşayabilmiştir. İstanbul’u gezenler yan yana inşa edilmiş kiliseler, havralar, camiler görebilirler.

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