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Turkey’s infrastructure: The sultan’s dream 26 octobre 2013

Posted by Acturca in History / Histoire, Istanbul, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Economist (UK) no. 950

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Next week marks the opening of a grand new tunnel under the Bosphorus.  Abdul Mejid I, the Ottoman’s 31st sultan, had a dream. Reigning between 1839 and 1861, the determinedly Western-leaning sultan envisaged the construction of a submerged tunnel under the Bosphorus Straits connecting Asia to Europe. (suite…)