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Istanbul has long been a crossroads for travelers coming from Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and now with the refugee crisis, more and more people are seeking shelter there. With recent bombings in the capital, tourism is down, and the Turkish economy is suffering. As fighting continues in nearby Syria, Turkey stands to play a strategic role in containing ISIS and providing a safe haven for the refugees. What is the breaking point? Will the refugees find a new life there? How long will they stay? How do these changes impact the local people and Turkey's role on the world stage?