There's no shortage of activity down by the old city walls of Istanbul. They've become home to everything from vegetable plots and storage facilities for kiosks, while a garbage collector has set up a home in an old Byzantine-era palace.
The centuries-old marketplace has already undergone a security upgrade after a spate of terror attacks in Istanbul. For the bazaar's traders, the primary concern now is not the restoration but lack of tourists.
Australia's Prime Minister was in France to mark a special centenary. Other services took across the world, including in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and the UK.
With purges intensifying, rich Turks are mopping up real estate in Greece. Old tensions may loom, but the incentive for secular Turks is sweet: visa-free stay in an EU member state. Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
The increasingly Islamist and authoritarian policies of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan do not stop at the doors of the Hagia Sophia. It seems the government is pursuing a new strategy for the world-famous museum.
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