James McLeod in Turkey

James McLeod in Turkey

The Telegram's legislative reporter James McLeod recently took a holiday to Turkey. Of course, as he is always willing to share, the intrepid scribe put together this series of articles on the trip.

James McLeod drinks a tea in Instanbul, Turkey. —Photos by James McLeod

‘Democracy’

July 07, 2014 - 4 h 35

“Kismet.”

On the floor in the middle of the shop, there was only one rug left.

Bülent offered me another cup of tea, and placed the calculator he was holding in front of me, and...

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Local 3
‘Democracy’

'Money'

July 08, 2014 - 0 h 02

Shoeshiners are all over the place in the tourist areas of Istanbul. The more reputable ones have a nice setup with a stool and an impressive array of brushes, rags and polishes in shiny brass-topped...

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Article
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Living
'Money'

‘The centre of the World’

July 09, 2014 - 4 h 30

As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome. That saying originates at a monument called the  Milliarium Aureum.

Roman maps were based on how far things were from Rome, and the Milliarium...

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‘The centre of the World’