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Editor: Elisa Carassai

"If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capital," once stated Napoleon Bonaparte. Undeniably, the great French conqueror was right about one thing, there must be a reason why this magical city which sits on the border between Europe and Asia, was coveted and conquered by differing populations, and is, nowadays still loved and cherished by many.