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Hoşgeldiniz, Papa

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The Pope arrived in Turkey today, prompting worldwide headlines. Also, my mother called a few days ago to warn me not to go near any mosques (because a handful of protesters have also garnered headlines). I live in a part of the city which, although relatively new compared with the Byzantine portion, has been settled for at least 500 years. There is a small mosque which I pass every day on my way to work. Last night at a buddy's birthday we dined in the old city, in a former Ottoman mansion which sits adjacent to an old mosque. Basically, avoiding mosques is not a practical option.

I will place my chips on civilized culture and the rule of law preventing any serious shenanigans.

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