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Istanbul bears the look of a ghost town

Gun and suicide bomb spree represents one more nail in the coffin for tourism industry

FEW SHOPPERS: The Covered Bazaar in Istanbul. The United States, Germany and several other countries have warned their nationals against threats in Turkey.


THE tourists are so scarce you can hear their footsteps clattering down the empty shopping street. Nearly a week after the deadly airport bombings, it is eerily quiet in Istanbul.

The magic of Turkey's biggest city has been seducing visitors for centuries, from its array...