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MUSTAFA AKYOL, hurriyetdailynews
I pass through Istanbul’s Atatürk airport dozens of times every year. It is one of the places that makes me (still) optimistic about Turkey’s future. More than a million people pass through it every week. When you walk into the international terminal, you feel like you are at the center of the world, for you see faces from all over the worlds: Turks, Arabs, Israelis, Europeans, Central Asians, Southeast Asians, Americans, Africans, and all the diverse colors of God’s creation. When you stroll around the chic shops and cafes, or have the privilege to use the all-impressive Turkish Airlines lounge, you feel that Turkey has really accomplished something.