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Urban Renewal Pits Istanbul Residents Against City Hall

A city initiative of urban renewal in the Sulukule neighborhood of Istanbul has reduced many of the crumbling buildings into piles of rubble to make room for new high rise buildings and businesses. The troubled neighborhood, known for its ethnic Roma population, has tried to revolt against the changes but are having little effect.

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Yigal Schleifer is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul.

Urban Renewal Pits Istanbul Residents Against City Hall

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