Travel with Rick Steves
113 Travel Stories and Today's Republic of Turkey
Nov 3, 2007 · 54 min
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With recent concerns about how Turkey deals with Kurdish separatists inside and across its borders, it's a good time to get a local's take on how the country functions in a rough and tumble corner of the world. Meli Seval returns to explain how nationalism helps shape Turkish democracy and what it means to Turkish citizens as the country celebrates its 84th anniversary as a republic. We'll also hear from listeners on how spending time abroad has spiced up their lives. For more information on Travel with Rick Steves - including episode descriptions, program archives and related details - visit
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