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Arnavutköy, charming neighborhood of Istanbul

Arnavutkoy

       Arnavutköy, otherwise known as “the village of Albanians” is a charming district of Istanbul located on the European side just after the bridge over the Bosphorus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tarsus, the birthplace of St. Paul

Tarsus

       In southern Turkey, the city of Mersin was born one of the most important names of Christianity, Saint Paul. His rich history has left beautiful traces still visible today. Read the rest of this entry »

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A small wooden mosque of beauty Kasaba Black Sea

The wooden mosque Beyşehir in Central Anatolia

       Having recently discovered the wooden mosque Beyşehir in Central Anatolia, the tiny village of Kasaba located about 17 km north-west of Kastamonu, Black Sea, is home to another marvel of its kind. Read the rest of this entry »

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Burgazada, one of the Princes’ Islands off Istanbul

Burgazada, second island of the Princes

         

        Burgazada, second island of the Princes that we see coming from Istanbul and also known under the name of Antigone, is altogether a small island with an area of less than 1 sq. mi.

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Sometimes clothes dry over your head in Istanbul

Istanbul

Walking with your eyes on the clouds in the districts of Istanbul, you will find that is strangely reminiscent of those of some Mediterranean cities of France or Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ani, old capital of the Armenian Kingdom

The site of Ani

         At 45 kilometers from the city of Kars in north-eastern Turkey, is the site of Ani, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Armenia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Beyşehir and its wooden mosque, lake and many treasures

Beysehir

      In the heart of Central Anatolia, between the city of Konya which attracts millions of followers of Mevlana, and the Isparta known for its rosewater,there is a less renowned city in tourist guides, Beyşehir. Read the rest of this entry »

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Teşvikiye Mosque in Istanbul

Teşvikiye Mosque

        Indeed, this is the funeral place of many political and cultural figures and it gives a place of worship perfectly for the Muslim tone of the neighborhood. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Boats of Istanbul

Boat on the Bosphorus

If there is an image that has been part of Istanbul, it is he boats who tirelessly provide shuttle service between the European side and the Asian side of the city. Read the rest of this entry »

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