“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”
Istanbul is a city of diversity, with one foot in Europe and the other in Asia.
Around 98% of the population of Turkey is Muslim, yet alongside the many mosques you will also find Christian churches and other religious buildings. Many women wear western dress, some with headscarves, whilst yet others wear burkas. Traditional industries, crafts and foods sit alongside modern products and cuisines.
If you look closely at the reflections in the image above, you’ll spot an advert for some whirling dervish dancing.