Turks cling to their cigarettes

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Turks cling to their cigarettes

Despite progressive efforts in Turkey to counteract habit, smokers are resisting

The Italians have a saying for it: "Fuma come un turco," meaning, "He smokes like a Turk."

There are actually plenty of people who smoke more than the Turks, but there are times when a visitor here may find that hard to believe.

The famous Istiklal Avenue, one of the world's most appealing pedestrian spaces with its cobbled pavement and little red trams clacking down the middle, bells dinging,...

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