Why does Turkey turn Istanbul into an island?

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Turkey has always been a land where East meets West.

It is a crossroads between Europe and Asia, and its capital, Istanbul, has been a hub of trade and culture for centuries.

In recent years, however, Turkey has been turning its back on the West, and embracing a more Islamic identity.

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