Turkey's oldest cinema faces demolition

Turks campaign against plans to knock down the first movie theatre in Istanbul to build a shopping mall.

    Istanbul’s popular Istiklal street is at the heart of the city. Packed with shoppers and tourists, it is one of the most famous streets in Turkey.

    So, when redevelopment plans were announced there were furious demands to protect the historic buildings - home to the country's oldest cinema.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Istanbul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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