Ortakoy mosque and the First Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. East and West have collided here for millennia. Ortakoy mosque and the First Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. East and West have collided here for millennia.
Ortakoy mosque and the First Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. East and West have collided here for millennia.

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Ortakoy mosque and the First Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. East and West have collided here for millennia. Ortakoy mosque and the First Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. East and West have collided here for millennia.
Ortakoy mosque and the First Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey. East and West have collided here for millennia.
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