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Anniversary of Turkish Republic on every October 29th

Fireworks in Istanbul

         Every year as we approach the October 29, administrative buildings, banks and streets of cities, the shops and windows of many private apartments, are colored with the red and white colors of the Turkish flag.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Hagia Irene Museum, the first Byzantine Cathedral of Istanbul

The Hagia Irene Museum

      The Hagia Irene Museum, which is now inside the fifteenth century Topkapı Palace , houses the first Byzantine cathedral of Istanbul. Read the rest of this entry »

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Karaman

In the middle of Central Anatolia, the city of Karaman,  perched at over 3000 ft altitude worth a visit for the curious authenticity and mysticism.

The history of this region dates back to 8000 BC.  Many discoveries of Paleolithic and Neolithic eras have been made.  Lalende is the first name which is known as the city that became the capital of “Karamanogullari”, a tribe who conquered the city in the middle of XIII century and has created the Sultanate Karamanli.

Karaman includes considerable vestiges including a castle dating from the late eleventh or early twelfth century. Read the rest of this entry »

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