“I belong to this city,” says the writer about his birthplace and longtime home. Join him on a deeply personal tour through Istanbul’s neighborhoods and his memories.
"Why did they change it? I can't say. People just liked it better that way." — "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon
Over the generations, its inhabitants have excelled in art and architecture, wielded political and spiritual power over big swathes of the world, and suffered in catastrophes ranging from earthquakes to fires