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Grand Buildings in Istanbul
In his 26 years giving biblical and Islamic tours all over the city—making stops in places as grand as the Blue Mosque and as commonplace as local sweet shops—Yalcin has led trips for a number of celebrities, including First Lady Laura Bush.
Tour Highlight: “Nothing can contend with the Hagia Sophia,” says Yalcin. “It served Christianity for 900 years and Islam for 500. It’s a real experience in today’s world of crisis to witness how a building shared the two great religions for hundreds of years.”