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Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Abdi İpekçi Arena - Istanbul, Turkey
Abdi İpekçi Arena
10 Yıl Caddesi, Kazlıçeşme, TurkeyMap

Assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca made international headlines in 1981 when he shot and wounded the Pope, but the people of Turkey were already well familiar with him, thanks to his 1979 offing of progressive journalist Abdi İpekçi. Today, Ağca rots in a prison cell and İpekçi is immortalized thanks to this handsome sports complex that bears his name -- and where European-league basketball clubs thrill crowds year round.

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