Scholars in Turkey Fight Destruction of Historic Ottoman Sites

Tolga Sezgin, Nar Photos, Redux

The Yedikule gardens, some 200 acres that date back centuries and still yield tons of produce, are set to be destroyed for a city park. Scholars fighting the plan have managed to halt it, at least temporarily.
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On a hot afternoon in late July, some 60 archaeologists, historians, architects, and activists gathered in the Istanbul Chamber of Architects headquarters, just off the historic port neighborhood of Karaköy, to form a plan. Their goal: to protect...

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