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Turning a prosperous new leaf


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									                                  U.S.-Turkey                                                           Cyprus Page 3                                                             Tourism Page 4
                                                                                                        The Turkish                                                               Offering the
                                  relations Page 2                                                      Republic of                                                               opportunity
                                  Increased trade                                                       Northern Cyprus                                                           to explore past
                                  relations support                                                     (TRNC) kick-starts                                                        civilizations while
                                  the pursuit for true                                                  tourism boost with                                                        experiencing the
                                  democracy.                                                            U.S. support.                                                             exciting new Europe.

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                                                                        THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2005

                                                                                                                                                                                            THE COUNTRY
                                                                                                                                                                                                 IN FIGURES

Turning a
                                                                                                                                                                                       qCOUNTRY NAME:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Republic of Turkey
                                                                                                                                                                                       q   CAPITAL: Ankara

new leaf
                                                                                                                                                                                       q   AREA: 301,384 sq miles
                                                                                                                                                                                       69,660,559 (July 2005 est.)
                                                                                                                                                                                       q GDP purchasing power
Introducing reforms across the board,                                                                                                                                                  parity: $508.7 billion (2004)
the Turkish government is taking the country                                                                                                                                           q GDP composition by
toward promising times. Privatization and                                                                                                                                              sector: agriculture 11.7%,
possible EU membership are paramount.                                                                                                                                                  industry 29.8%, services
                                                                                                                                                                                       58.5% (2003 est.)
                  ON October            Indeed, foreign investment                                                                                                                     q LANGUAGES: Turkish
                  3Turkey gave is already on the rise, with                                                                                                                            (official), Kurdish, Arabic,
                  a huge leap in foreign banks buying into                                                                                                                             Armenian, Greek
                  its history: af- their Turkish counterparts.
ter intensive talks with the Eu- “The banking sector in
ropean Union, its members Turkey is one of the best mon-                                                                                                                               Muslim 99.8% (mostly
agreed to start negotiations itored, regulated and trans-              In June this year, President Bush and Prime Minister Erdogan talked of their new strategic relationship.        Sunni), other 0.2% (mostly
for Turkey’s accession to the parent in the world,” says                                                                                                                               Christian and Jews)
EU. In order to comply with Tolga Egemen, Executive                    “We are very competitive in        2004, with nearly $64 billion          shipbuilding, software, and           q INDUSTRIES: Textiles,
the requirements, the ruling Vice-President of Garanti                 terms of skilled labor, young      of that in exports. Textiles           the fashion side of the textile       food processing,
Justice and Development Par- Bank.                                     population and availability        and the automotive industry            and garment sector. Devel-            automobiles, mining, steel,
ty (AK), led by Prime Minis-            With EU accession on the       of materials,” he states.          represent the bulk of Turkey’s         oping high technology is al-          petroleum, lumber, paper
ter Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is horizon as a driving incen-                 Turkey’s volume of trade         exports, but other promising           so seen as vital for the future
introducing reforms across the tive, Turkey is making a com-           amounted to $160 billion in        sectors are transportation and         of Turkey’s export industry.           Source: CIA- The World Factbook
board, providing Turkey’s volume mendable economic
Turkey with a much                              recovery. To ac-              ÖZGÖRKEY
needed political and           of trade         quire candidate sta-
economic stability.        amounted to tus,                  Turkey
  The       govern- $160 billion in abolished the death
ment’s Internation-
al Monetary Fund
                             2004, with         penalty, allowed the
                                                use of the Kurdish
                                                                          Leading Feast business thinks big and succeeds
                             nearly $64
(IMF) led recovery                                                        s TRADE links between
program is making
                         billion in exports language in schools
                                                and in broadcasting,      Turkey and the U.S. are evi-
                                                                                                                                                  “When we started building the
                                                                                                                                                  frozen food plant back in 1998,
                                                                                                                                                                                      the growing tourism industry
                                                                                                                                                                                      there. Increased tourism in
impressive progress: eco- and tightened civilian con-                     dent in Özgörkey, a producer                                            foreseeing a $30 to $40 million     Izmir, on the country’s west
nomic growth has averaged trol over the army. Also,                       and exporter of frozen foods                                            investment, even the bankers        coast, has encouraged the fam-
more than 5% a year and in- Turkey implemented its re-                    and supplies for McDonald’s                                             thought we were being rash.         ily to invest in hotel property:
flation has fallen to single- vised penal code (including                 and other chain restaurants.                                            But we did the right thing,” says   one will be a small ‘boutique
digit figures for the first time more than 30 amendments                     Starting as a local bottling                                         CEO Murat Özgörkey, one of          hotel’by the sea, while two oth-
in the past three decades. An- that safeguard women’s                     firm for Coca Cola in 1968, the                                         the sons of the original founder.   er locations have been ear-
drew Vorkink, the World rights) and amended its cus-                      company invested in a frozen                                               In all, Özgorkey has invest-     marked for larger projects. “On
Bank’s Country Director for toms-union agreement with                     food plant thirty years later and                                       ed more than $60 million in the     the hotel side we might look
Turkey, believes the govern- the EU to cover all new mem-                 is now the largest producer of                                          food industry alone, and is open    for a partnership,” says Mr.
ment’s current efforts, backed bers, including Cyprus.                    french fries, fruit and vegeta-                                         to partnerships which can bring     Özgörkey, who has expressed
by its reputation for honesty           Turkey has also been              bles in the country. Since then,                                        in new business ideas from          his preference for American
in public affairs, will bring in streamlining certain aspects             it has extended its scope of ac-                                        abroad. Last year the firm start-   partners, perhaps due to the five
more investors.                      of the business climate to           tivities to include agricultural        MURAT ÖZGÖRKEY                  ed to develop the agricultural      years he spent studying and
                                                                                                                   CEO of Özgörkey
                                     make it more investor-friend-        production and an automotive                                            aspect of the food business, and    working in the U.S. “I have al-
       TEAM IN TURKEY                ly. It is now focusing on in-        branch. The Özgörkey brothers                                           is growing its own seeds and        ways enjoyed better relations
     Project Management:             creasing privatization – in the      are now showing interest in ar-     tinually expanding. As of 2002,     raw materials. “We took this        and better communication with
      Marco Amaral and               first nine months of 2005, pri-      eas as diverse as hotels, luxury    85% of the firm’s vegetable and     decision in order to increase       Americans,” he adds.
        Maria Borisova               vatization revenues reached          retail, and industrial laundry.     fruit production is exported.       both our efficiency and the qual-      Mr. Özgörkey’s father, the
                                     $16.2 billion – and the re-             Production and exports of           The prospects for the frozen     ity of our raw materials,” says     original founder of the busi-
       Find out all about            distribution of wealth.              frozen food under the Feast         food industry within Turkey are     Mr. Özgörkey.                       ness, used ‘think big’ as his
  Formula 1 in Istanbul in              Kürsad Tüzmen, Minister of        brand started in 2000. Export       good, as current per capita con-       Another new business plan        motto. The company has fol-
      our online version.            Foreign Trade, emphasizes the        areas include Europe, East Asia     sumption is well below the Eu-      involves an industrial laundry      lowed this advice and has suc-
                                     country’s economic pluses.           and North America and are con-      ropean or American average.         in Antalya, which would service     ceeded as a result.

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U.S.-TURKEY relationship gains momentum                                                                               PASABAHÇE

Triggering a pursuit                                                                                          Crystal clear advantage
of true democracy                                                                                             s “TURKEY is the ancient land
                                                                                                              of first glass production,” says
                                                                                                              GülsümAzeri, the Executive Vice
                                                                                                              President of Pasabahçe. This, she
                                                                                                                                                                                                 where, added to its Turkish pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 duction points, it can readily sup-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ply most of Europe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The firm’s current European
The U.S. is a major                                                                                           claims, is one of the reasons why                                                  market share is 14%, set to rise
                                                                                                              her company is so good at what                                                     to 19% over the next two years.
trading partner and                                                                                           it does. Pasabahçe is the glassware                                                In addition to this, the company’s
a staunch supporter                                                                                           division of Sisecam, which has                                                     growth plans include improving
of Turkey’s                                                                                                   been producing different types                                                     its market share in the U.S. “The
                                                                                                              of glass in Turkey since 1935.                                                     U.S. market is very big and one
EU membership.                                                                                                    Pasabahçe’s readiness to in-                                                   of the most nicely segmented
                                                                                                              vest when necessary has turned                                                     markets,” says Ms. Azeri.
s THE CURRENT U.S.-Turk-                                                                                      it into the third-biggest glassware                                                Pasabahçe aims to target the re-
ish relationship extends back                                                                                 producer in the world. The firm                                                    tail and the food service markets,
over more than 50 years of com-                                                                               has been exporting since the ear-                     GÜLSÜM AZERI                 tripling its current sales output in
mercial and strategic coopera-                                                                                ly 60s, when the domestic mar-                    Executive Vice President of      the future. “What we are work-
tion, and common ground in the                                                                                ket was much smaller and                                  Pasabahçe                ing on in depth today is how to
pursuit of democracy and the                                                                                  opportunities beckoned abroad.                                                     become global,” she says.
war on terrorism has led to clos-                                                                             Today, the company produces
er ties. President Bush and Prime                                                                             its own glass-making machines
Minister Erdogan, on meeting                                                                                  and has its own furnaces, while
in June this year, talked of open-                                                                            highly advanced technology and
ing a new page in the strategic                                                                               an accumulation of know-how
relationship between the two                                                                                  have allowed it to develop one
countries.                                                                                                    of the most extensive ranges of
   Turkey is seen as a potential                                                                              glassware in the world.
role model for Muslim democ-         Turkey has been designated as a Big Emerging Market (BEM) for                Growing within Europe in-
racy, particularly in light of the   U.S. exports and investment by the Department of Commerce.               volves extending production fa-
U.S.’s broader Middle East ini-                                                                               cilities to other countries, thus
tiative. North America has been         Nevertheless, trade between          Turkish companies are also       cutting transportation costs – a

among the staunchest support-        the two countries could be           entering the U.S. market. Yatas,    major factor in the trade.
ers of Turkey’s application to       stronger. Mr. Erdogan, speaking      a leading brand in the furniture    Pasabahçe has already invested
join the EU.                         at a U.S. business conference ear-   sector since 1975, became a pub-    in Bulgaria and Russia, from                      One of the most extensive ranges of glassware in the world
   The U.S. is one of Turkey’s       lier this year, highlighted recent   lic company in 1996. Renowned
major trading partners. In the       improvements in Turkey’s in-         for its focus on design and prod-
first seven months of 2005,          vestment climate and invited busi-   uct development, it already has           RITZ-CARLTON
Turkey exported $2.7 billion         ness leaders to become more          1,000 domestic sales points and
worth of goods to the U.S., while    involved in Turkey’s information     is expanding its export business
American imports amounted to
$3.1 billion. The country has
been designated as a Big Emerg-
                                     technology and media sectors.        in the U.S. and Europe. Sanko
                                                                          Holdings, which started out 101
                                                                          years ago in textiles and has
                                                                                                              An eye-opening experience
ing Market (BEM) for U.S. ex-                                             branched out into a diversity of    s “AN EXCITING market and certainly one
ports and investment by the                                               sectors, exports all over the       of the greatest destinations in the world,” says
Department of Commerce.                                                   world, including the U.S.           General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton in Istan-
                                                                                                              bul, Allan Federer, on describing the emplace-
                                                                                                              ment of his hotel.
                                                                                                                 Opened almost four years ago, the Ritz-Carl-
                                                                                                              ton is located at the heart of Istanbul’s
                                                                                                              Dolmabahçe district and soars above the famed
                                                                                                              palace of the same name and the European
                                                                                                              shore of the Bosphorus; the higher you go the
                                                                                                              better it gets. The breathtaking views are cer-
                                                                                                              tainly a part of the Ritz-Carlton experience for
                                                                                                              its guests, which the general manager says are
                                                                                                              among the world’s most demanding. “Genuine
                                                                                                              care and concern is our highest mission,” adds
                                                                                                              Mr. Federer. “We are here to create an experi-
                                                                                                                 Although until 2005 occupancy rates showed
                                                                                                              only a modest growth in Turkey, this has been
                                                                                                              a benchmark year for the tourist business. “We
                                                                                                              have seen revolutionary growth of up to 40%
                                                                                                              in demand and revenue,” explains Mr. Federer.
                                                                                                              “Globally speaking hotels are returning to the
                                                                                                              profitability levels they had in 2000.”
                                                                                                                 The Ritz-Carlton’s guests are mostly from Eu-
                                                                                                              rope, especially Germany, followed closely by                                 ALLAN FEDERER
                                                                                                              the affluent and discerning nationals. The gen-                   General Manager of the Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
                                                                                                              eral manager believes the American tourist mar-
                                                                                                              ket has not yet awoken to the huge potential of                   Istanbul is comparable to New York or Paris in
                                                                                                              Turkey as a destination.                                          that it can be discovered time and time again,
                                                                                                                 “I think that Istanbul has the potential to be-                according to Mr. Federer. “There is often the
                                                                                                              come one of the top four destinations in the                      perception that Turkey is part of the Middle East,
                                                                                                              world,” he says. One of the greatest challenges                   which is a misunderstanding. But neither is it
                                                                                                              ahead is to attract more Americans to the hotel.                  Europe,” he states. “Turkey is as distinct a place
                                                                                                              As a cosmopolitan and multi-faceted city,                         as it can be.”

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                                                                                                                                                              “To end 40 years of division
                                                                                                                                                              and reunite the island”
                                                                                                                                                              s ELECTED President of the         The U.S., on the other hand,
                                                                                                                                                              Turkish Republic of Northern       has been actively supporting
                                                                                                                                                              Cyprus (TRNC) in April,            efforts to ease the economic
                                                                                                                                                              Mehmet Ali Talat speaks about      isolation of the Turkish
                                                                                                                                                              the challenge of reunification.    Cypriots. What can the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 achieve unilaterally in this
                                                                                                                                                              You have succeeded Rauf            respect?
                                                                                                                                                              Denktash as President of the         The EU planned to help ease
                                                                                                                                                              Turkish Republic of North-         the isolation of the Turkish
                                                                                                                                                              ern Cyprus (TRNC), and are         Cypriots by giving financial
                                                                                                                                                              seen as a more moderate            aid and by starting direct trade
                                                                                                                                                              leader. What are your pri-         relations. Unfortunately, they
TRNC Turkish Cypriots trust new government to achieve reconciliation                                                                                          orities in this position?          did not succeed. The U.S. is the
                                                                                                                                                                 My policy is to end 40 years    only nation which has really

Northern Cyprus hopes EU                                                                                                                                      of division and to reunite the
                                                                                                                                                              island; to join the EU as a uni-
                                                                                                                                                              fied island and share power
                                                                                                                                                              with Greek Cypriots.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 taken action, starting by giv-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing us $30.5 million. Other
                                                                                                                                                                                                 measures, like the visit of U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 congressmen and businessmen,

talks will favor reunification                                                                                                                                Prospects for unification
                                                                                                                                                              were dashed with the Greek
                                                                                                                                                              Cypriot rejection of the An-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 have followed. This has creat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ed more interest in the North
                                                                                                                                                                                                 as both an investment and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tourism destination, which is
U.S. support is                          United Nations (U.N.). The idea of reunification. Ferdi Sabit Soyer,        points, helping the Turkish Cypri-       nan plan. What made the            welcome support for the Turk-
crucial as Turkish                       a united island is not new, but re- the Turkish Cypriot Prime Min-          ots to achieve their aim of be-          Turkish Cypriots agree to it?      ish Cypriot economy as a
                                         sentment between the two sides ister, clarifies: “We want to share          coming less isolated. “There is a          Turkish Cypriots have un-        whole.
Cyprus strives to                        runs deep, and the Turkish Cypri- everything on a base of political         very strong desire among Turkish         derstood that the former world
attract tourism and                      ots have been against unification equality under a federal umbrel-          Cypriots to become part of the in-       as they perceived it is not the    What is your message to the
business to its side.                    in the past. In the most recent de- la; different people living togeth-     ternational community,” says Min-        real world. They mobilized         international community?
                                         velopment, however, the Annan er under Western democratic                   ister of Economy and Tourism             themselves to change the sta-        My mission has always been
s TURKEY has been a potential            Plan, devised by U.N. Director- principles.”                                Dervis Deniz.                            tus quo because the status quo     to work for a solution for
European Union (EU) member for           General Kofi Annan, proposed the        So far, Turkey has agreed to up-       One priority envisaged by his         was not sustainable.               Cyprus. We are trying to ex-
more than 40 years, and official ne-     creation of a United Cyprus Re- date its customs unions agreements          ministry is for Northern Cyprus to                                          plain our position to the inter-
gotiations on accession finally start-   public that would con-                          to include all new EU na-   establish itself as a recognized eco-    The EU does not seem able          national community and we
ed last October 3. Membership,           sist of two constituent       “There is a tions, including the Re-          nomic, rather than political, enti-      to act swiftly with regard to      know that ending our isolation
believes Kürsad Tüzmen, Minis-           states joined together strong desire public of Cyprus. It has               ty. The development of tourism, a        Northern Cyprus because of         will help bring about this so-
ter of Foreign Trade, will benefit       by a minimal federal among Turkish started to lift restrictions             key economic sector, is vital.           its own internal structure.        lution.
both Turkey and existing member          government apparatus Cypriots to be on the Greek South, and                 Tourism figures for 2004 were up
countries. But one ongoing hitch         and loosely based on a part of the border gates are being                   30% on the previous year, and the
in the proceedings has been the sta-     the Swiss federal mod-                          opened to allow move-       ministry aims to target the upper
tus of the Turkish Republic of           el. Both the Greek and international ment between the two                   end of the market. “We plan to
Northern Cyprus (TRNC). On the           the Turkish side were community” sides. The TRNC is now                     make the TRNC one of five or six
one hand, the TRNC is not officially     given the opportunity to vote on the hoping for international recogni-      quality vacation centers in the
acknowledged as a nation; on the         plan; though 65% of Turkish Cypri- tion and, more importantly, trade.       Mediterranean,” says Mr. Deniz.
other, Turkey is loath to recognize      ots led by new President Mehmet “If the world takes away some of            Development will proceed under
Greek Cyprus, which already ac-          Ali Talat supported it, the resolu- the isolation from the Turkish side     a strict environmental master plan
ceded to the EU in May 2004.             tion was rejected by their counter- it will encourage Greek Cypriots        that will restrict building, defin-
   Since 1974, the island of Cyprus,     parts and Greek Cyprus entered to come and restart negotiations,”           ing which areas will be developed
in the Eastern Mediterranean, has        the EU alone.                         says Mr. Soyer.                       and which will be kept intact.
been divided between the Repub-             In recent talks with President Ta-   Northern Cyprus is currently           Other areas that could help to dri-
lic of Cyprus, predominantly Greek,      lat, EU representatives have waiting for the EU to provide                  ve economic growth are the uni-
in the south, and the TRNC, which        stressed the need for continued promised financial aid and for the          versities – which cater to a large
is only recognized by Turkey, in the     communication between all par- start of direct trade with its mem-          proportion of foreign students – and
north. The two parts are separated       ties to resolve the situation, and bers. Meanwhile, the U.S. has al-        the development of low-tax inter-
by a buffer zone manned by the           have praised his commitment to ready taken steps on both these              national business units.                 MEHMET ALI TALAT, President of the TRNC

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                       TURKEY WELCOMES YOU
          Today’s Turkey, a Western-looking modern democracy, offers savvy travelers the singular opportunity
                 to explore the treasures of past civilizations and experience the exciting new Europe.

       t is a country so enthralling, so full      to legend, brought the Virgin Mary with           in a rainbow of red, green and gold.               diversity of merchandise is
       of excitement, and so rich in her-          him, moving her into a hilltop cottage               Turkey’s urban attractions are as beguiling     transporting. Especially in
       itage stretching back to the dawn of        where she lived out the remainder of her          as its natural ones. In fact, few cities world-    the Grand Bazaar, positioned
 civilization, that it takes two continents        life.Today the cottage is a sacred site of pil-   wide can rival Istanbul for sophisticated          on the road that once led to
 to hold it!                                       grimage and has been honored by visits            seductiveness. Like the rest of Turkey,            Rome, is a vast labyrinth of
     Historically and geographically, Turkey       from Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II.          Istanbul pulsates with intriguing contrasts.       arched passageways and nar-
 is unique. Where Europe and Asia meet,                Indeed, the Mediterranean coast is            An important mosque across the street from         row alleys, a covered maze of
 it is a bridge between East and West,a mes-       referred to as the Turkish Riviera given its      an early Christian church and a historic syn-      some 4,000 shops, selling
 merizing mix of the ancient and cutting           300 annual days of sunshine, enchanting           agogue; posh boutiques just a short distance       treasures of every type.
 edge,the familiar and the exotic. All spread      coves and quaint fishing villages. With the       from a 500-year old bazaar and chic night-            However, the often more
 across a breathtaking landscape ranging           Toros Mountains punctuating the dramat-           clubs juxtaposed to ancient palaces.               lasting – and most treasured
 from rugged mountains to pristine beach-          ic shoreline, the area reflects the fascinating                                                      – keepsakes of Turkey are
 es. Turkey is a land of glorious contrasts        mosaic that is Turkey – during the spring,

                                                                                                                urkish cuisine is remarkably            less tangible. Rather, they
 and choices, a multi-faceted mosaic that          it’s possible to ski in the morning and swim                 diverse, based upon a robust agrar-     are memories of the
 glows with a centuries’ old tradition of          in the sea during the afternoon. Year                        ian tradition that makes Turkey         warmth of the Turkish peo-
 warm hospitality for visitors from all cor-       round, a day for the very ambitious could         self-sufficient in the production of food.         ple for whom genuine and
 ners of the earth.                                include sailing, golf, a visit to an archeolog-   The country’s multicultural heritage has           generous embrace of travel-
     Turkey is known as the cradle of civi-        ical museum, white-water rafting, a per-          generated a urbanely, purist cuisine, strong       ers is a way of life. Their
 lization, the center of world history, and it     formance at a Roman theater and a dinner          on grilled meats and seafood, salads, fruits       welcome for Americans is
 is that age-old heritage that attracts many       of fresh seafood under the stars.                 and vegetables, rich desserts and tasty local      particularly enthusiastic,
 to this fascinating country. Since the first          To the north and west, the Aegean coast       drinks - from tart fruit juices to fine wines,     reflecting the long cordial
 known human settlement was established            beckons with vast, pristine beaches,              beers and Turkish coffee. For many visitors        relationship between the
 in Turkey around 6500 B.C.,the region has         sparkling turquoise waters and ancient            to Istanbul, exploring the Turkish foodways        United States and Turkey.
 hosted a succession of the world’s most           ruins. The region also boasts many of             in the city’s restaurants and bars is the ulti-       It is such feelings, indelible memories                 HOW TO GET THERE:
 influential thirteen civilizations.               Turkey’s most popular spas, based upon            mate entertainment. For others, it is shop-        and impressions that make Turkey the               Turkish Airlines offers non-stop service to
      The legacy of Ephesus is more profound       another of Turkey’s topographical features -      ping. In Istanbul the sheer volume and             experience of a lifetime.                          Istanbul from two U.S. gateway cities, New
                                                                                                                                                                                                           York and Chicago, with daily flights from John
        than its stunning physical remnants. It    a plethora of natural hot springs, the                                                                                                                  F. Kennedy International and three a week
             is steeped in biblical history. St.   health-benefiting properties of which have                                                                                                              from O’Hare International. In addition, Turkish
                   Paul preached at Ephesus.       been celebrated since antiquity.                                                                                                                        Airlines provides connecting service from 20
                       St. John, too, was drawn        Typical of a country teeming with                                                                                                                   major U.S. cities in conjunction with an
                                                                                                                                                                                                           American Airlines code-share agreement.
                             to Ephesus to write   splendid contrasts, one of its most spec-
                                 his gospel and,   tacular ecological treasures is the surrealist
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or visit
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