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Your September competition – Turkish Delights!

18th September 2015

Istanbul

Your chance to win this month’s great first prize… a copy of Gill Paul’s amazing new historical novel, No Place For A Lady, set during the “godforsaken war” in the Turkish lands; complete with a beautiful woven bookmark, plus an Istanbul notebook, plus a copy of city-pick’s Istanbul anthology, plus (to enjoy as you read) a box of pistachio and almond Turkish Delight!

Second prize is a second copy of No Place For A Lady.

To enter all you have to do is tell us the one place you would most like to visit in Istanbul – that great and historic city on the Bosphorus that is the gateway between Europe and Asia.

To enter, just write the name of your one place in the Comments Box below.

The competition closes at midnight UK time on Tuesday 29th September, and the winners will be the first and second names out of the hat on Wednesday 30th…

The very best of luck!

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  1. User: tripfiction

    Posted on: 30/09/2015 at 8:38 am

    Congratulations to Emily Hutchinson whose name was first out of the hat this morning, and wins our first prize. And to Ruth Anne Sahin who was second out and wins the runner up prize. Well done to both of them!

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  2. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 29/09/2015 at 8:46 pm

    Grand Bazaar

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  3. User: Fran Light

    Posted on: 29/09/2015 at 7:29 pm

    Galata Tower

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  4. User: Mary Martin

    Posted on: 29/09/2015 at 3:37 pm

    Basilica Cistern

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  5. User: helenRMad

    Posted on: 29/09/2015 at 2:24 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  6. User: Samantha Sugden

    Posted on: 29/09/2015 at 10:15 am

    Topkapi Palace

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  7. User: Esme MCCRUBB

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 9:04 pm

    THE BLUE MOSQUE

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  8. User: Barbara Handley

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 6:49 pm

    Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

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  9. User: tracy

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 4:57 pm

    Istanbul is so full of color and culture it would be hard to choose just one place. what I would really love to do is sit outside a cafe with a turkish coffee, eat sweet biscuits and just watch people .. soak up the atmosphere and relish the delights

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  10. User: Andrew Hindley

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 4:57 pm

    The Topkapi Palace

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  11. User: Alison

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 4:46 pm

    Topkapi Place would be amazing

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  12. User: Kristy Brown

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 2:51 pm

    The Topkapi Palace

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  13. User: Emily Hutchinson

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 2:41 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  14. User: Sarah Ballantyne

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 11:56 am

    It’s so difficult to choose only 1 place but I think that the Blue Mosque – the photo’s I’ve seen are gorgrous and I’d love to soak up the atmosphere.

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  15. User: Jacqueline Fawcett

    Posted on: 28/09/2015 at 4:31 am

    Topkapi Palace, it looks amazing!! 🙂

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  16. User: Laura Asplin

    Posted on: 27/09/2015 at 8:55 am

    Topkapi Palace

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  17. User: Olive Bridget

    Posted on: 26/09/2015 at 11:36 pm

    I’d like to visit The Green Mosque. I treasure a beautiful post card I bought in the Chester Beatty Museum, Dublin. It’s simply titled, ‘Arabic script from The Green Mosque, Turkey’.

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  18. User: Katie Witherington

    Posted on: 26/09/2015 at 6:45 pm

    would have to be Hagia Sofia for me

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  19. User: Penny russell

    Posted on: 24/09/2015 at 8:58 pm

    THe blue mosque

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  20. User: Angie Hoggett

    Posted on: 24/09/2015 at 8:56 pm

    Blue Mosque

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  21. User: maxime goodwin

    Posted on: 24/09/2015 at 3:41 pm

    I have never been & i do not know much about the place. However i have many a cookbook for the cuisine of that area so would love to visit the Grand Bazaar where i could try probably the best of treats like Hummus & Falafel ever! 🙂

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  22. User: Laura Jeffs

    Posted on: 24/09/2015 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit the Süleymaniye Mosque 🙂

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  23. User: Kathleen marsden

    Posted on: 23/09/2015 at 11:55 pm

    The Basilica Cistern

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  24. User: fozia Akhtar

    Posted on: 22/09/2015 at 9:20 pm

    the blue mosque

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  25. User: richard scholfield

    Posted on: 22/09/2015 at 7:37 am

    My friend Tuina’s house

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  26. User: Alan Howe

    Posted on: 21/09/2015 at 3:31 pm

    Grand Bazaar

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  27. User: Lana H.

    Posted on: 21/09/2015 at 2:29 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  28. User: Mark Watkins

    Posted on: 21/09/2015 at 2:26 pm

    I would love to go to the Istanbul Jazz Festival!

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  29. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 21/09/2015 at 10:55 am

    The Basilica Cistern

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  30. User: Cass

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 11:05 pm

    The Maritime Museum

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  31. User: John Brunger

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 5:10 pm

    Grand Bazaar definitely

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  32. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 4:19 pm

    The Basilica Cistern.

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  33. User: Ray Becker

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 3:56 pm

    GPO Tower

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  34. User: Ruth Anne Sahin

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 3:32 pm

    The Galata Tower

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  35. User: Linda

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 3:12 pm

    This sounds mad, but the toilets! I’ve been to all the major sites quite recently, and they were amazing, but I was stunned by the toilets near the fountains in the park in front of the Hagia Sofia. They are amazing! Infra red cleaning systems sanitise the walls and floors after every user. When I got back to the UK I was ashamed at the facilities we offer our visitors.

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  36. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 10:45 am

    Topkapi Palace x

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  37. User: Valerie Poore

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 8:58 am

    Being a boat dweller, I’d like to visit the harbour.

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  38. User: Sylvia Robbins

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 8:39 am

    The Spice Market
    I bet it smells wonderful.

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  39. User: Graeme Dougan

    Posted on: 20/09/2015 at 2:39 am

    Would love to explore the cavelike darkness of the Basilica Cistern, an ancient water storage structure lying under the streets of Istanbul.

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  40. User: lisa evans

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 6:29 pm

    The blue mosque

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  41. User: Alice Matthews

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 6:06 pm

    Sahaflar Carsisi (the book market)

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  42. User: Barry Page

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 5:04 pm

    Istanbul Archaeology Museums

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  43. User: Laura Nice

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 5:03 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  44. User: Christine Bateman

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 4:52 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  45. User: Mary L

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 1:47 pm

    I would love to see The Blue Mosque and the view from The Galata Tower

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  46. User: suzanne armstrong

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 1:18 pm

    Definitely the hagia sophia, I can’t imagine how big it is on real life but it’s just something I’d absolutely love to see coz it’s an architectural wonder and full of history

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  47. User: Jen Rogers

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 1:00 pm

    The Maritime Museum would be great

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  48. User: Christine Northrop

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 12:28 pm

    Aya Sofya

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  49. User: Tom Baines

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 12:22 pm

    Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet – with it’s domes, spires and unique view into history and architecture

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  50. User: leanne weir

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 12:00 pm

    Grand Bazaar

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  51. User: claire blaney

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 10:56 am

    I would love to see the Blue Mosque.

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  52. User: diana jones

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 10:42 am

    Blue Mosque, I went many years ago and its photos cannot capture its breathtaking magnificence.

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  53. User: Norma McGill

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 8:39 am

    Topkapi Palace especially to see the Spoonmakers Diamond

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  54. User: Kelly Koya

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 8:00 am

    the grand bazaar

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  55. User: Juliet Wilson

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 7:53 am

    Library of Celsus

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  56. User: Fiona K

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 7:25 am

    Topkapi Palace

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  57. User: caroline walliss

    Posted on: 19/09/2015 at 5:03 am

    Grand Bazaar.x

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  58. User: Susan T.

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve been to Istanbul and my favorite places were complete opposites. I love the chaos of the Grand Bazaar and the complete peace and tranquility of the Blue Mosque.

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  59. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 8:49 pm

    I would love to visit the Grand Bazaar and breathe in the smell of spices such as cinnamon and cloves which are heaped up in pyramids with olives of all varieties. Then I would savour the delicate taste of Turkish Delight and the freshly roasted nuts. Mm!I can smell it already along with the aroma of Turkish coffee and maybe a pancake or two.

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  60. User: Robin Dawson

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 7:15 pm

    I’d love to see the Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet – with it’s domes, spires and lights, and it would be very moving to see a performance by the whirling dervishes in that beautiful space.

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  61. User: Julie Reiff

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 5:55 pm

    I’d love to see the library of Celsus at Ephesus!

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  62. User: Deborah Sutherland

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 5:00 pm

    The Hagia Sofia – I have wanted to see this beautiful and wondrous space for so long!

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  63. User: Penelope Housden

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 4:56 pm

    Topkapi Place

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  64. User: Penelope Housden

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 4:55 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  65. User: Annie Thomas

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 4:34 pm

    The top of the Galata tower as it gives you a huge view of the city, the Golden Horn, the Asian side and the Bosphorus in one magnificent swoop!

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  66. User: Karen

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 4:07 pm

    Grand Bazaar

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  67. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 3:20 pm

    Topkapi Palace

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  68. User: Kay Deever

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 3:12 pm

    If I could visit anything it would be the Sultan Ahmet Camil – The Blue Mosque. The pictures are breathtaking and I imagine that the view would defy description.

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  69. User: Peter Hunter

    Posted on: 18/09/2015 at 9:49 am

    The Maritime Museum

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