Wednesday, February 26, 2020

First Paragraph

In the capital of Turkey, in a palace with a thousand rooms, a man sits on a gilt throne. Some of his soldiers are ornamental and armed with sabres, others fly F-16s and protect him from military coups. The year is 2018. The man is President Erdo─čan. The fantasy is Ottoman.

- From Ottoman Odyssey: Travels Through a Lost Empire by Alev Scott

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