Istanbul-Yesilköy Airport. I had got in from Iran the night before and was waiting for the 5 o’clock flight for Ankara. After covering the Iranian side of the conflict, Göksin wanted me to do the same in Iraq. But first I needed a visa. Airport lounge. Osman Arolat from Swedish radio is there, too, with his Nagra. I’m packing a Nikon F2 in my Domke photo bag. In the airplane, I take a seat in the aisle on the same row as Osman and an old lady.
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