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Where the Turks Breached the Wall

July 2, 2015

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Back in Istanbul, I had been reading about the Seige of Constantinople in 1453, when the Turks, after decades of trying to get into the City, finally breached the great walls and poured in and completed their centuries-long conquest of the Byzantine Empire.

So on our last morning in Istanbul, I went off on my own up to the part of the wall where the breach happened, to see the spot where the Eastern Roman Empire came to an end, where Constantinople fell and Istanbul rose.