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Waterpipe cafes burned down in Tophane

Posted on 7 December 2011

A fire broke out this morning in a traditional nargile (waterpipe) café in Istanbul’s Tophane neighborhood, next to Istanbul’s Museum of Modern Art. The fire quickly spread to others burnt down four cafes, rendering them unusable. The fire broke out in one of the cafes early this morning and quickly spread to several others. Firefighting… Read more »