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... in the Middle East. This paved the way for Ataturk to come to power.
Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who had been an Ottoman military officer during the war, became the primary spokesperson, public figure, and military leader of the Turkish National Movement.
He established a provisional government in Ankara, and led a military attack against the allied powers that had partitioned the Empire. His victory in the ...
... at times inquiring about their respective families.
I was honored and blessed for this day. Patriarch Bartholomew is a great & honorable man, worldly with a keen sense of history and love for Christ, the Church and the faithful.
Tomorrow (Thursday) I am returning to Virginia. Lydia will pick me up at Dulles airport. I look forward to a lengthy hot shower, my comfortable bed and see my family - and, not necessarily in that ...
... partake in some shithouse airport food, benefit being the language barrier made it cheaper and we got free internet.
A 15 minute delay stretched out to over an hour but we decided to check through security anyway. This was another adventure all on its own with the friendly but possibly tipsy security guard wanting to inspect the entirety of Brendons bag taking a comical interest in the various cords and accessories for all our electronics.
Once through though we ...
... lizard onto the antique tiles, and I was struck by the revelation that whereas the numerous cats of the old City were clearly the stalking spirits of the Sultans, this here was none other than a Basileus resurrected, more ancient and imponderable still!
I dragged myself back to 2014 and my waiting wife, and soon we joined the queueing throng of traffic, and we crossed the Bosphorus into Asia. Slán a Eoraip! Salaam Anatolia!
... rebuilt, the final basilica larger and more majestic than before was commissioned by Emperor Justinian I and completed in 537AD. The process of converting it to a Mosque involved removal or plastering over of paintings, frescoes, and statues. But some of the original religious artwork remains. It is a study in contrast of the difference in style between Christian and Muslim decoration of places of worship.
We were ready for morning tea by the time ...