Introducing Istanbul: the rebirth of Bosphorus
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Every morning central Istanbul wakes to its daily love affair with the waterway. The scene includes dozens of tourists, dog walkers and dedicated fishermen lining the sides of the Galata Bridge.
The Bosphorus not only defines borders of Turkey’s largest city, but the way its residents work and live. Without it, everything would simply to a .
The Bosphorus Strait, which splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey, is one of the world’s busiest waterways, with around 50,000 vessels transiting between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea each year.
to promenade (v) to walk up and down in a relaxed way, by the sea, in a public park, etc.
grind to a halt (expr.) to go slower gradually and then stop completely
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