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A 400-year-old Turkish hotel that has long been a favorite of movie stars and VIPs from around the world has been forced to close its doors ... because of a government ban on alcohol.Establishments in Turkey such as hotels and restaurants with licences to sell alcohol are not usually affected by the ban.Acundas said this made it impossible to operate as a hotel and restaurant for foreigners."Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, former Greek prime minister George Papandreou, as well as foreign diplomats and NATO commanders were among our guests," Acundas said.The 26-room hotel, which once employed around 30 staff, is now having to get rid of the final six, he said. The hotel is an original turreted caravansary built during the Ottoman era and still preserves the traditional characteristics – two floors, two entrances and a spacious courtyard.
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