Turkey - Historic Areas of Istanbul

"With its strategic location on the Bosphorus peninsula between the Balkans and Anatolia, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, Istanbul has been associated with major political, religious and artistic events for more than 2,000 years. Its masterpieces include the ancient Hippodrome of Constantine, the 6th-century Hagia Sophia and the 16th-century Süleymaniye Mosque, all now under threat from population pressure, industrial pollution and uncontrolled urbanization." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1 - Hagia Sophia
Hagia Sophia by night. Thanks to Michael of Luxembourg. Interesting round stamp used.

Postcard 2 - Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace overlooking the Bosphorus straits. Nice matching stamp. Thanks so much to Pinar of Turkey.

Postcard 3 - Multi-view of Istanbul
Different majestic views of Istanbul (formerly Constantinople). Thanks to Michael of South Africa for this great card.

Postcard 4 - Selymaniye Mosque and Galata Bridge
An older postcard. Istanbul with Suleymaniye Mosque (356-002) and Galata Bridge. Thanks to Mark.

Postcard 5 - Sultan Ahmet Mosque
This is a wonderful card of Sultanahmet Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey (Turkiye). Behind is the Bosphorus Strait separating Europe from Asia. Big thank you to Christina and sister for sending me this great postcard.

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