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"Istanbul. Memories and the City" by Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk portrays the Istanbul of his childhood and makes Istanbul a declaration of love.

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Movie recommendations

"A Touch of Spice" by Tassos Boulmetis

The film is about the Greek Fanis Iakovidis, who lives in Athens. His grandfather in Istanbul felt ill and begins to think about the time, when the whole family lived in Istanbul. Most members of his family were banished from Istanbul in 1964. They weren't welcome in Greece. In Istanbul they were the "Greeks" and in Athens they were the "Turks".

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