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A Turkish anti riot police officer stands next to the newly built Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge on August 23, 2016 in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on August 25, 2016 inaugurates Istanbul’s third bridge to span the Bosphorus between Europe and Asia, a key project in his drive to create a lasting historical legacy. The work — one of the longest suspensions bridges in the world — will allow Erdogan to show that his dream of creating a glitzy “new Turkey” with ultra-modern infrastructure is on track despite the July 15 failed coup and a string of militant attacks. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE