This morning we visited the huge, ornate Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Next we traveled to Ankara, the Capitol of Turkey to tour the Mosoleum of Turkish hero Atatürk. By military and political leadership Ataturk transformed Turkey out of a monarchy ruled by a sultan into a democratic republic that adopted many policies of Western Europe.
If you are wondering about the Biblical aspects of this tour those are mostly still ahead of us. We are in the region once called Galatia and tomorrow we will move on to Cappadocia.