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Turkish businesses back bid

Updated: March 25, 2013, 12:17 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Istanbul chose a "Bridge Together" slogan for its 2020 Olympic bid on Monday, while an IOC poll indicated strong public support for the city's fifth attempt to secure the games.

The survey results, announced by Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kilic, found that 83 percent of Istanbul residents and 76 percent of the national population back the Olympic effort.

The new bid slogan highlights the city's unique geographic location straddling Europe and Asia. It's inspired ...

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