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AFP
August 13, 2020

Istanbul in uproar

World

AFP
August 13, 2020

ISTANBUL: Cell phone footage of restoration workers drilling down the stone wall of Istanbul’s 14’th-century Galata Tower created a political firestorm on Wednesday and forced the culture ministry into a hasty retreat. The iconic 67-metre structure overlooking the Golden Horn is a massive draw for tourists and an enduring symbol of Istanbul. It was the ancient city’s tallest structure when completed by the Genoese in 1348.