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Celebrating Christmas in Istanbul — Pros and Cons

The roots of Santa Claus lay in Turkey, to be precise in Patara near Myra. Already in the 4th century A.C.E. St Nicholas dropped bags of money down the chimneys to help people. But today, in a country with a 98% Muslim population, Christmas is a day like any other day. Yet, spending Christmas in Istanbul is not that odd an idea — here’s why.

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