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Istanbul has a sight that people must view when they are visiting this ancient city. The Pera Museum, endowed by the industrialist Rahmi Koc and his family, is a treasure trove of the wealthy family's inventory of culturally significant Tukish works. It accomplishes that task well, featuring handwritten Ottoman-era books, Byzantine works, and a Republican era book collection. The crown jewel of the collection is the $3.5 million painting, "Turtle Trainer," by artist Osman Hamdi Bey, who has five other pieces on display at this Turkish museum.