Grand Bazaar in Istanbul in Danger of Collapse?
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is one of the largest covered markets in the world, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Turkish metropolis. (Caption: Der Spiegel; Photo: Hasnain Kazim)
It's one of largest and most popular covered markets in the world -- but now management claims vendors have weakened the structure of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to the point it may collapse. Merchants view the situation differently.