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Mr Erdoğan’s second Bosphorus: somewhat crazy, somewhat disappointing

In Construction, Society on April 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Turkey’s prime minister, Tayyip Erdoğan, today revealed what he’s been plotting since 2008 when he first mentioned that he had a “crazy project” in mind for Istanbul. It turns out that he intends to build what in effect amounts to a second Bosphorus—a canal running north to south out on the Read the rest of this entry »