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Pope Francis Prays In Turkey's Blue Mosque

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion

ISTANBUL (AP) - His head bowed and hands clasped in front of him, Pope Francis stood Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one ...

You Have Never Seen Sacred Sites Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

You might want to avoid this post if you're scared of heights. It would take a lifetime to visit the world's most sacred and beautiful places in p...

4 Things You Must Know Before Going to Istanbul

Gail Nakada | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

The city is a full-on, fantastic cultural assault that may bewilder but never, ever disappoint travelers. Make Istanbul travel-drama free with these important tips.

Hookahs and Hamams in Istanbul

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The people you meet here tend to treat you like a special celebrity guest. Especially in cities, the rush of daily life feels like Paris or New York. I remember rain turning the city's alleys into wild rivers.

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

Istanbul Has Its Act Together

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

While I was in Cairo, I kept thinking the Egyptians should check out Istanbul. Both are megacities with over 10 million people. Both come from a poor ...

PHOTOS: Top 5 Things To Do In Istanbul

OneTravel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
OneTravel

Vibrant and diverse, Istanbul is by far one of the most fascinating cities on the globe.

Turkish Delights in Istanbul: 2010 European Capital of Culture

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Terry Kelhawk

I can't think of any place in the world where the crossroad of cultures is more apparent than in Istanbul, a 2010 European Capital of Culture.

From the Grand Bazaar to New York's Grand Central

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

The biggest Turkish Festival in the history of the U.S. -- "Turkish Days in New York" -- is now upon us. It is bringing the Grand Bazaar on the beaut...

Post Turkey: Obama's Challenges and Opportunities in the Muslim World

John L. Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John L. Esposito

Obama's performance in Turkey was flawless; he met the expectations of his admirers and won approval from many skeptics.