ISTANBUL, Turkey -- The airport here remained open and city hotels
were unaffected following a major earthquake centered 65 miles east
of here on Aug. 17, the Turkish Tourist Office in New York said.
The quake shook the city and caused fragile buildings in poorer
districts to collapse, but historic monuments such as the Blue
Mosque and Topkapi Palace showed no visible damage, tourism
officials said. Hundreds were reported killed and many more wounded