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March 16, 2015

At Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque, commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent and completed in 1528. I found this mosque to be extremely peaceful, and also enjoyed walked around in Çarşamba, a highly conservative neighborhood. Also nearby, I visited the Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, the only Byzantine church from Constantinople that has remained a church from those days. It is behind high walls, and like other Greek Churches in Istanbul, fearful of attacks.

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