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Exploring Istanbul’s picture-perfect hidden neighbourhoods

By Explore
Updated March 16 2021 - 4:42pm, first published March 16 2020 - 4:41pm

The cafe was like so many we’d seen in Istanbul. The chairs and tables were basic and slightly rusted. The tea hot and strong. The clean-shaven, neatly dressed owner joined the old men at the next table as they chatted over their steaming glasses.

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