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Country roads in the Turkish Aegean region

Turkish Aegean region

           Taking the road that stretches north-east of Selçuk towards Tire and Birgi is an opportunity to discover or rediscover the rich agricultural land of Turkey. Country roads offer a view seldom seen from the main roads.  Fields of peppers and zucchini appear below a path that winds for miles briskly out of sight. Read the rest of this entry »

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The St. John Basilica of Selçuk, high-rise of Christianity

The St. John Basilica of Selçuk

         The hordes of tourists who invade the neighboring site of Ephesus do not usually visit the Basilica of St. John located near the citadel overlooking the town of Selçuk. Read the rest of this entry »

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November 10 Turkey Commemorates Great Leader Ataturk

Turkey Commemorates Great Leader Ataturk

        Turkey will be commemorating this Saturday Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Founder of Republic of Turkey. Ceremonies takes place throughout Turkey. A minute of silence will be observed in Ataturk’s respect at 9:05 a.m., when Ataturk passed away 74 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

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All Saints’ Day in Istanbul

Feriköy cemetery

     For Catholics who live in Istanbul or are passing a November 1, the day of the visit may be that Feriköy cemetery located in the district of Sisli, not far from the metro stop Osmanbey.  This place is the largest Catholic cemetery in the city but also an open history book very special.

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