A powerful earthquake struck the metropolis on Thursday, according to Turkey’s monitoring center. The National Disaster Management Agency (AFAD) said that a 5.8 magnitude tremor hit the Sea of Marmara at 1:59 PM.
While much of Istanbul has changed beyond recognition over the past 100 years, Balat retains a link between Turkey’s Ottoman past and the present. We look at how the neighbourhood is redefining itself in the 21st century.
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