Sep 9, 2013 6:41 AM by Lacey Steele

Turkish leaders tie Olympic bid loss to peace in the Middle East

Turkey's Prime Minister says if Istanbul had won the bid to host the 2020 Olympic games, hope for peace would have come to the Middle East.

Istanbul lost out to Tokyo in this weekend's vote.

Those from Turkey say hosting the games would have given an alliance of civilizations.

It was Istanbul's fifth unsuccessful bid to host a summer Olympics.



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