Shoppers and patrons in Istanbul's Galata's neighborhood.
 A boy and his mother outside of Eyüp Mosque, a religious mosque where young boys visit before circumcision. Considered to be one of the holiest places in Istanbul as it lds relics and includes a stone said to bear the footprint of Mohammed. Many Turkish families visit this place on auspicious events.
 Visitors at the Istanbul Panorama relive the seige of 1453. There has been a reniossance of Ottoman culture in Turkey, and places like the Panorama and Ottoman television shows have become a popular way for Turks to connect with history.
 Turkish demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010.
 Supporters of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in Diyarbakir Turkey come together to rally for incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2011 general elections.
 Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate  for Prime Minister.
 Models get ready backstage for the Janucha by Jale Hurdogan show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.
 Models are made up by makeup teams before the Tuvanam show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.
 Mimolet Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. Mimolet is the only Michelin star rated restaurant in Istanbul. Chef Bozok trained in Paris for several years.
 Prime Minister Erdogan gives a speech before parliamentary elections.
 Turkish youth demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010. After the Israeli raid on the "Mavi Marmara" a Turkish ship carrying aid to Palestine nine activists were killed and tensions heightened between Israel and Turkey.
 At Istanbul's Fatih University student completes a Chemistry experiment.
 Celebrating Gay Pride day, a Transgendered couple stage a mock wedding in Istanbul Turkey.
 In Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood, a Greek-Balkan band known as 'Tatavla Keyfi' plays. The band is named after a Greek ghetto in Istanbul. After the 1923 population exchange an estimated 1.2 million Greeks left the city of Istanbul. Today reports state there are 2,000 left.
 A girl dances with a beer in a small bar in Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood.
Recently in Turkey laws were passed prohibiting the advertisement of sales of alcohol in Turkey.
 Nancy Whang and Pat Mahoney formerly of LCD Sound System play to a packed audience at the IF! Film festival opening party.
 Kurdish people of Istanbul gather in yenikapi to celebrate Nowruz, meaning New Spring, a yearly festival celebrated throughout the region.
 Miniatürk a minature model park in Istanbul Turkey draws visitors from far and near to view its extensive collection of miniatures from all over Turkey. "The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale.
 At the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul worshipers visit the mosque during and after prayer time. Ramadan, the month long fast is considered the holiest time of the Islamic year.
 A girl dives off a boat in the Bosphorous. Despite it being the busiest shipping channel in the world, locals still find quiet spots to relax and beat the summer heat.
 Patrons of Mikla's rooftop bar at the Marmara Pera Hotel.
 Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate  for Prime Minister.
 Crowds at a University art show at Külah Club in Istanbul's Karaköy neighborhood.
 At Fatih's Wednesday market shoppers fill bags with produce and home goods. Fatih is considered to be a more traditional and conservative neighborhood.
 Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.
 Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.
 Crowds outside of the Spice Market in Istanbul Turkey.
 A boy feeds birds while his family watches outside of 'Yeni Cami' or New Mosque in the Eminönu section of Istanbul. Interestingly the Yeni Cami is one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul, but was considered 'new' when construction started in 1597.
 Shoppers and patrons in Istanbul's Galata's neighborhood.

Shoppers and patrons in Istanbul's Galata's neighborhood.

 A boy and his mother outside of Eyüp Mosque, a religious mosque where young boys visit before circumcision. Considered to be one of the holiest places in Istanbul as it lds relics and includes a stone said to bear the footprint of Mohammed. Many Turkish families visit this place on auspicious events.

A boy and his mother outside of Eyüp Mosque, a religious mosque where young boys visit before circumcision. Considered to be one of the holiest places in Istanbul as it lds relics and includes a stone said to bear the footprint of Mohammed. Many Turkish families visit this place on auspicious events.

 Visitors at the Istanbul Panorama relive the seige of 1453. There has been a reniossance of Ottoman culture in Turkey, and places like the Panorama and Ottoman television shows have become a popular way for Turks to connect with history.

Visitors at the Istanbul Panorama relive the seige of 1453. There has been a reniossance of Ottoman culture in Turkey, and places like the Panorama and Ottoman television shows have become a popular way for Turks to connect with history.

 Turkish demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010.

Turkish demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010.

 Supporters of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in Diyarbakir Turkey come together to rally for incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2011 general elections.

Supporters of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in Diyarbakir Turkey come together to rally for incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2011 general elections.

 Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate  for Prime Minister.

Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate for Prime Minister.

 Models get ready backstage for the Janucha by Jale Hurdogan show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Models get ready backstage for the Janucha by Jale Hurdogan show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

 Models are made up by makeup teams before the Tuvanam show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Models are made up by makeup teams before the Tuvanam show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

 Mimolet Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. Mimolet is the only Michelin star rated restaurant in Istanbul. Chef Bozok trained in Paris for several years.

Mimolet Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. Mimolet is the only Michelin star rated restaurant in Istanbul. Chef Bozok trained in Paris for several years.

 Prime Minister Erdogan gives a speech before parliamentary elections.

Prime Minister Erdogan gives a speech before parliamentary elections.

 Turkish youth demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010. After the Israeli raid on the "Mavi Marmara" a Turkish ship carrying aid to Palestine nine activists were killed and tensions heightened between Israel and Turkey.

Turkish youth demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010. After the Israeli raid on the "Mavi Marmara" a Turkish ship carrying aid to Palestine nine activists were killed and tensions heightened between Israel and Turkey.

 At Istanbul's Fatih University student completes a Chemistry experiment.

At Istanbul's Fatih University student completes a Chemistry experiment.

 Celebrating Gay Pride day, a Transgendered couple stage a mock wedding in Istanbul Turkey.

Celebrating Gay Pride day, a Transgendered couple stage a mock wedding in Istanbul Turkey.

 In Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood, a Greek-Balkan band known as 'Tatavla Keyfi' plays. The band is named after a Greek ghetto in Istanbul. After the 1923 population exchange an estimated 1.2 million Greeks left the city of Istanbul. Today reports state there are 2,000 left.

In Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood, a Greek-Balkan band known as 'Tatavla Keyfi' plays. The band is named after a Greek ghetto in Istanbul. After the 1923 population exchange an estimated 1.2 million Greeks left the city of Istanbul. Today reports state there are 2,000 left.

 A girl dances with a beer in a small bar in Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood.
Recently in Turkey laws were passed prohibiting the advertisement of sales of alcohol in Turkey.

A girl dances with a beer in a small bar in Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood. Recently in Turkey laws were passed prohibiting the advertisement of sales of alcohol in Turkey.

 Nancy Whang and Pat Mahoney formerly of LCD Sound System play to a packed audience at the IF! Film festival opening party.

Nancy Whang and Pat Mahoney formerly of LCD Sound System play to a packed audience at the IF! Film festival opening party.

 Kurdish people of Istanbul gather in yenikapi to celebrate Nowruz, meaning New Spring, a yearly festival celebrated throughout the region.

Kurdish people of Istanbul gather in yenikapi to celebrate Nowruz, meaning New Spring, a yearly festival celebrated throughout the region.

 Miniatürk a minature model park in Istanbul Turkey draws visitors from far and near to view its extensive collection of miniatures from all over Turkey. "The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale.

Miniatürk a minature model park in Istanbul Turkey draws visitors from far and near to view its extensive collection of miniatures from all over Turkey. "The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale.

 At the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul worshipers visit the mosque during and after prayer time. Ramadan, the month long fast is considered the holiest time of the Islamic year.

At the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul worshipers visit the mosque during and after prayer time. Ramadan, the month long fast is considered the holiest time of the Islamic year.

 A girl dives off a boat in the Bosphorous. Despite it being the busiest shipping channel in the world, locals still find quiet spots to relax and beat the summer heat.

A girl dives off a boat in the Bosphorous. Despite it being the busiest shipping channel in the world, locals still find quiet spots to relax and beat the summer heat.

 Patrons of Mikla's rooftop bar at the Marmara Pera Hotel.

Patrons of Mikla's rooftop bar at the Marmara Pera Hotel.

 Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate  for Prime Minister.

Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate for Prime Minister.

 Crowds at a University art show at Külah Club in Istanbul's Karaköy neighborhood.

Crowds at a University art show at Külah Club in Istanbul's Karaköy neighborhood.

 At Fatih's Wednesday market shoppers fill bags with produce and home goods. Fatih is considered to be a more traditional and conservative neighborhood.

At Fatih's Wednesday market shoppers fill bags with produce and home goods. Fatih is considered to be a more traditional and conservative neighborhood.

 Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.

Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.

 Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.

Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.

 Crowds outside of the Spice Market in Istanbul Turkey.

Crowds outside of the Spice Market in Istanbul Turkey.

 A boy feeds birds while his family watches outside of 'Yeni Cami' or New Mosque in the Eminönu section of Istanbul. Interestingly the Yeni Cami is one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul, but was considered 'new' when construction started in 1597.

A boy feeds birds while his family watches outside of 'Yeni Cami' or New Mosque in the Eminönu section of Istanbul. Interestingly the Yeni Cami is one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul, but was considered 'new' when construction started in 1597.

Shoppers and patrons in Istanbul's Galata's neighborhood.

A boy and his mother outside of Eyüp Mosque, a religious mosque where young boys visit before circumcision. Considered to be one of the holiest places in Istanbul as it lds relics and includes a stone said to bear the footprint of Mohammed. Many Turkish families visit this place on auspicious events.

Visitors at the Istanbul Panorama relive the seige of 1453. There has been a reniossance of Ottoman culture in Turkey, and places like the Panorama and Ottoman television shows have become a popular way for Turks to connect with history.

Turkish demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010.

Supporters of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in Diyarbakir Turkey come together to rally for incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2011 general elections.

Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate for Prime Minister.

Models get ready backstage for the Janucha by Jale Hurdogan show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Models are made up by makeup teams before the Tuvanam show at Istanbul Fashion Week in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mimolet Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. Mimolet is the only Michelin star rated restaurant in Istanbul. Chef Bozok trained in Paris for several years.

Prime Minister Erdogan gives a speech before parliamentary elections.

Turkish youth demonstrators shout slogans and burn Israeli flags during an anti-Israeli protest in Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 31, 2010. After the Israeli raid on the "Mavi Marmara" a Turkish ship carrying aid to Palestine nine activists were killed and tensions heightened between Israel and Turkey.

At Istanbul's Fatih University student completes a Chemistry experiment.

Celebrating Gay Pride day, a Transgendered couple stage a mock wedding in Istanbul Turkey.

In Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood, a Greek-Balkan band known as 'Tatavla Keyfi' plays. The band is named after a Greek ghetto in Istanbul. After the 1923 population exchange an estimated 1.2 million Greeks left the city of Istanbul. Today reports state there are 2,000 left.

A girl dances with a beer in a small bar in Istanbul's Asmalımescit neighborhood. Recently in Turkey laws were passed prohibiting the advertisement of sales of alcohol in Turkey.

Nancy Whang and Pat Mahoney formerly of LCD Sound System play to a packed audience at the IF! Film festival opening party.

Kurdish people of Istanbul gather in yenikapi to celebrate Nowruz, meaning New Spring, a yearly festival celebrated throughout the region.

Miniatürk a minature model park in Istanbul Turkey draws visitors from far and near to view its extensive collection of miniatures from all over Turkey. "The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale.

At the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul worshipers visit the mosque during and after prayer time. Ramadan, the month long fast is considered the holiest time of the Islamic year.

A girl dives off a boat in the Bosphorous. Despite it being the busiest shipping channel in the world, locals still find quiet spots to relax and beat the summer heat.

Patrons of Mikla's rooftop bar at the Marmara Pera Hotel.

Supporters of the Republican People's Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, CHP) gather in Istanbul Turkey for the final political rally for Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu- candidate for Prime Minister.

Crowds at a University art show at Külah Club in Istanbul's Karaköy neighborhood.

At Fatih's Wednesday market shoppers fill bags with produce and home goods. Fatih is considered to be a more traditional and conservative neighborhood.

Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.

Fans cheer on a win from Football club Galatasaray.

Crowds outside of the Spice Market in Istanbul Turkey.

A boy feeds birds while his family watches outside of 'Yeni Cami' or New Mosque in the Eminönu section of Istanbul. Interestingly the Yeni Cami is one of the oldest mosques in Istanbul, but was considered 'new' when construction started in 1597.

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