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‘Istanbul, the place to be’

Posted on 12 February 2011

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‘Istanbul. The place to be’. This is the title of an interesting audio story by Justin Vela for Southeast European Times.

Here are some quotes:

‘There are many reasons for people in their 20s to move to Istanbul. They come looking for a job; they come looking for a party.

American Rebecca Doffing originally came for a Fulbright Fellowship and then fell in love with Turkey and stayed on to copyedit at a top English language newspaper.

Australian Melanie Poole originally came for her boyfriend and then fell in love with the city.

“It’s trapped between East and West, and I hate that phrase, but I think it is really that essence … is why Istanbul is that city that everyone comes to.”

Listen to this audio story by Justin Vela for Southeast European Times.

http://bit.ly/ikuBUn
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