At the end of the second world war, when the iron curtain came down to isolate Istanbul from the rest of Europe,
Turkey was behind the iron curtain, was it?
Odd the Soviets let it become a NATO, not Warsaw Pact member really.
Andrew Finkel is the author of the forthcoming book Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know, published by OUP
Might not end up using that guide book, eh?