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Istanbul’s Eminönü district is home to many historical landmarks. The Spice Bazaar, Yeni Mosque, Gulhane Park and the Basilica Cistern are among the places frequented by local and foreign tourists.   There is another point of attraction Eminönü hosts; the balik ekmek (fish and bread) boats on the pier.   Balik-ekmek, an Istanbul snack that is fondly loved by people from all walks of life, has been made and sold from these boats since the early years of the Republic.   Balik-ekmek boats used to roam around Galata Bridge earlier in the 20th century. The city council decided there were...

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