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Turkey, Istanbul, Ortakoy District, October 4, 2012
Two women wearing colorful hijab photograph each other by the harbor in the Ortakoy district.
Ortakoy (meaning Middle Village), is a trendy, cosmopolitan district located on the European side of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait. The development of Ortakoy began in the 16th century under the rule of the Ottoman Sultan; Suleiman the Magnificent. The Ortakoy district was historically a small fishing village, known for its diverse community of people from different religious backgrounds. As a result, there are many religious buildings and places of worship in Ortakoy, including the famous Ortakoy mosque. <br />
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Turquie, Istanbul, District d'Ortakoy, 4 octobre 2012
Deux femmes portant le hijab se photographient dans le port du quartier d'Ortakoy.
Ortakoy (signifiant Village Moyen), est un quartier branche et cosmopolite situe sur la rive europeenne d'Istanbul sur le detroit du Bosphore. Son developpement a commence au 16eme siecle sous le regne du sultan ottoman Soliman le Magnifique. Le quartier etait historiquement un petit village de pecheurs, connu pour sa  communaute issue de differentes origines religieuses. Il y a donc beaucoup de bâtiments religieux et de lieux de culte dans Ortakoy, y compris la celebre mosquee d'Ortakoy.
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