Turkey is a curious mix of the west and the east, making it exciting and also photographic. One could consider Turkey an Islamic country, but even in that, many people in the western part are pretty liberal about the religion. At the same time, the folk of the east is far more conservative.
63 imagesIstanbul, if any city, has always been connected to adventure and excitement. It has been a geographic port to East and West, and many armies have marched through it, leaving their signs and destruction behind. It has also been a religious gate and battleground for different ideologies. Many authors, like Agatha Christie, have used its atmosphere in novels. Fictionary spies, like James Bond, and real-life spies like Cicero during WWII have had their moments here. Today the city is again a hot spot for happenings and excitement.