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Metrobüs E-5'te yanıp kül oldu

Highway near Şirinevler… News in Turkish Good thing, no casualties reported.

Metrobus (Turkish: Metrobüs) is a 50 km (31.1 mi) bus rapid transit route in İstanbul, Turkey with 45 stations which follows the city’s ring-road via Avcılar, Zincirlikuyu and the Bosphorus Bridge to Söğütlüçeşme using dedicated bus lanes for much of the route.[3]

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hippi istanbul rota

İstanbul was once a stopping point for hippies in 1960s. Story in Turkish: http://listelist.com/istanbul-hippi-yolu/

Another story in Turkish about İstanbul district Karaköy, a re-gentrified place as center of art. http://www.istanbulistanbulolali.com/2015/03/istanbulun-yukselen-sanat-trendi.html

Settling into our first cross-country journey in Turkey many years ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the comforts of Turkish bus travel. The young garsonwore a proper uniform and dribbled cologne in our hands every hour or so. Tea was served regularly, accompanied by one of our early Turkish culinary discoveries, Eti brand pop kek – those unctuous and delicious cakes frosted or stuffed with everything from raisins to chocolate – the Anatolian Twinkie. Call us heathens, but we love them.

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