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According to Orhan Pamuk, the melancholy of Istanbul is hüzün, a word whose Arabic root indicates a sense of longing, a spiritual loss but also a bright and optimistic way of looking at life. The word appears five times in the Koran.
A forgotten town near the Turkish-Armenian border connects Orhan Pamuk and the Liberation of Bulgaria
Despite thousands of tourists and dozens of reconstructions, the former church and mosque is one of the few monuments that look more resplendent in real life than in the guidebooks