People visit the Panorama 1453 History Museum on the 556th anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, May 29, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer


A man picks up traditional teapots left on tables at an open-air tea cafe in Istanbul, October 29, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


A tram moves along Taksim street which is packed with people in Istanbul, September 22, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl


People walk in the compounds of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, April 5, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal


Children attend a class at Fatih College in Istanbul, April 16, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal


Sun setting over the Golden Horn is reflected on the window of Galata tower restaurant in which tables are readied for guests in Istanbul, October 5, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer


People walk across the Bosphorus Bridge linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides over the Bosphorus straits, November 5, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


Two girls chat in the confessional during a mass at the St. Antoine Church in Istanbul, November 26, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski


A man cooks meat in a window of a restaurant in Istanbul, September 25, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Jerry Lampen


A visitor puts her thumb into a wishing hole on a column inside the sixth century Ayasofya (St. Sofia) in the old city of Istanbul, September 30, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


Motorists observe a minute of silence to remember the 70th anniversary of the death of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at 9:05 A.M. on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, November 10, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


A traditional Turkish coffee cup is seen at a coffee shop in Istanbul, October 19, 2007. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal


A barber shaves a customer in central Istanbul, May 8, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas


Tourists visit the sixth century Byzantinian monument of St. Sophia in the old city in Istanbul, November 16, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


Newly graduated air force cadets march during a graduation ceremony at the Air Force War Academy in Istanbul, August 31, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer


Muslim women sit on a park bench overlooking the Golden Horn on Marmara Sea in Istanbul, April 3, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly


A vendor arranges rings during Eid el-fitr at the Blue mosque in Istanbul, September 19, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl


May Day protesters shout slogans from a window of a building where they rushed in for protection during clashes between police and Mayday protesters in central Istanbul, May 1, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas


The Caglayan New mosque is reflected in a building in the local business centre in Istanbul, May 24, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer


Fireworks and smoke cover the Bosphorus Bridge linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides, October 29, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


Customers rest before a Turkish bath at the historical Galatasaray hamam in Istanbul, September 16, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer


People hold Friday prayers in a street in central Istanbul, November 28, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


Whirling dervishes spin during a Sema ceremony in Istanbul, April 5, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly


Boys jump into the Bosphorus to cool themselves in Istanbul, June 27, 2007. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal


Visitors view a work exhibited in the Istanbul Modern arts museum, September 28, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas


A man fishes by a bridge in Istanbul, September 20, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl