UNESCO denied a report by the semi-official Anatolian Agency that Istanbul will be kept on the World Heritage List.
Historical Galata Tower is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Turkey is facing the constant threat of a killer quake but even after the deaths of over 18,000 people in western Turkey in 1999 it has focused on rescuing people in the aftermath of an earthquake rather than implementing stricter building codes and punishing those who infringe them, a parliamentary report concludes. Experts predict that Turkey, crissed crossed by active fault lines, could be hit by a major earthquake in the next 30 years that could devastate Istanbul and cause thousands of deaths.? Read more » (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
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President Gül shares a cup of tea with İstanbul locals
President Abdullah Gül spent some time with locals in İstanbul’s Tarabya neighborhood yesterday and chatted with them while drinking tea. …