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Within the concrete sea of modern Istanbul lies a beautiful enclave of history, multiculturalism, and acceptance. Gediz, a resident of Balat, one of Istanbul's last bastions from tasteless urban development, has a story about just how empowering the neighborhood can be for its residents.