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    Istanbul is undergoing a reconstruction it has never seen up to now. Norrow streets are?

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    Road going from district Yildiz district Besiktas.

    Building machines at work (Four shots)

    A grader, levelling earth. c.u. earth.

    A house being torn down.

    Three bathing tubs going out of house.

    Service station wrecked.

    A theatre.

    Landlord carrying his door.

    General view of 50 meter road, which will join main road to coast.

    Harbiye main street, swing left, two houses halved.

    Stairs of house halved.

    A poster saying "nakledilmistir" i.e. transferred.

    Sisli main street; buildings are getting new facades.

    High building torn down.

    New electric bulbs being set and transferred.

    Even the biggest building are being wrecked in order to uncover Mosque (swing to right)

    Eminonu square being widened. Suleymaniye Mosque with four minarets on background. Three of the four minarets are being repaired.

    Same subject. In foreground doves can be seen.

    Minaret being repaired.

    Greatest and oldest Istanbul square of Beyazid being repaired.

    swing Entrance of Istanbul University and Fire watch tower.

    Main street of Laleli being widened; is one of biggest main streets.

    Newly finished main street.

    Another finished new street.


    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Istanbul is undergoing a reconstruction it has never seen up to now. Norrow streets are being widened. Whole blocks are being wrecked. some houses have to be cut in two. Historic monuments are being put in prominent positions. About 10 thousand houses, factories, shops etc. have been torn down for this purpose, and the wreckage is going on at great speed.

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