Reportage and Archives: Archives: Istanbul on the Threshhold of the EU: Muslim girl at prayer in Istanbul

In the shuttered women\'s section of Istanbul\'s famous Blue Mosque, a young woman prays on a rainy afternoon. Many Europeans worry that granting European Union membership to Turkey, an Islamic country of nearly 70 million people, would threaten the identity of a predominantly Christian Europe.
Muslim girl at prayer in Istanbul

In the shuttered women\'s section of Istanbul\'s famous Blue Mosque, a young woman prays on a rainy afternoon. Many Europeans worry that granting European Union membership to Turkey, an Islamic country of nearly 70 million people, would threaten the identity of a predominantly Christian Europe.