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President Lincoln, Tom Hanks and Elvis Presley Have Turkish Ancestors


President Abraham Lincoln, Actress Ava Gardner, Actor Tom Hanks, Actress Heather Locklear, Singer Elvis Presley and Comedian Steve Martin chances are you know who some of the luminaries on this list are, but did you know they all share a mysterious ancestry known as Melungeons? The identity, ancestry and origin of the Melungeons is a controversial subject.

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The 1,500-Year-Old Story Of The Hagia Sophia


Built by the Byzantines as a church, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. It was later converted into a museum after the declaration of the Turkish Republic. Its situation has always being controversial during the Republican periodand there have been different initiativestaken by politicians to change its status

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