Turkey stretches from Eastern Europe to Asia Minor. Culturally, it is linked to the ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Istanbul, a cosmopolitan city on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the famous St. Sophia Church, with its aerial dome and Christian mosaics, the gigantic 17th-century Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace (about 1460), the former home of the sultans. Ankara is the capital of modern Turkey.
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