Turkey: Christian Monastery Fights for Muslim Tenants

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Old script inside the Aya Yorgi Garibi hints to the building's origin as a Greek monastery.

In 1972, Yorgo Güller, a Greek Christian from Istanbul, visited leafy Burgazada, one of the Princes’ Islands just off the city’s coast, looking for love. Almost forty years later, he is still there tending to a neglected, 18th-century Greek monastery.

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Jonathan Lewis is a freelance photojournalist based in Istanbul. Constanze Letsch is a freelance writer also based in Istanbul.

Turkey: Christian Monastery Fights for Muslim Tenants

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