Arts & Culture

Last updated: 7 july, 2010 - 09:46 GMT

Elif Shafak

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The award winning Turkish writer Elif Shafak takes us on a personal cultural tour of the city.

Her latest book "The 40 Rules of Love" focuses on the characters from ancient Turkey and sufism, a subject close to her heart, whose many symbols can be seen on the streets of Istanbul, many of her other books have the city playing an important role.

Elif starts her tour of Istanbul in a café in the Tunel region of the city, high on a hill above the famous waterfront.

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