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Merzifon, a charming Anatolian town

The Ottoman bazaar

The Ottoman bazaar

Merzifon is a small Anatolian town located north-west of the famous city of Amasya. Although it is not a well-known destination amongst tourists, its Ottoman atmosphere and unique charm will win you over.

The medrese (koranic school) was built in the first quarter of the 15th century by Mehmed I and bears the sultan’s name. A magnificent clock tower built in stone and brick work was added to the structure in 1865 by Ziya Paşa, the administrator of the region of Amasya. This addition blends perfectly into the landscape and enhances the original building. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Archaeology Museum of Bergama

Inside the Museum

Inside the Museum

A first museum was built between 1900 and 1913 near the Acropolis of Pergamon, where searches were started in 1878 by German archaeologists Carl Humann and Alexander Conze. Read the rest of this entry »

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Visa Information for Traveling To Turkey

Visa for Republic of Turkey

 

As of April 17, 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) replaces “sticker visa” which was issued at the Turkey’s border crossings.

Applicants need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr , provide the requested information, make online payment after the application approval and download their e-Visa. Read the rest of this entry »

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