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Two essential visits in Ankara

Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

       Ankara became the capital of Turkey when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded the Republic in 1923 .It is not a touristical town. However, it has some worthwhile resources. Read the rest of this entry »

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Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük

Turkish Tourists visiting the 4040 area under the North Shelter

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Nemrut Mountain

Nemrut dag

Nemrut dag

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Archaeological Site of Troy

Trojan Horse

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Hattusha: the Hittite Capital

Hattusa

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Great Mosque and Hospital of Divriği

 

Ulu Camii – Divriği

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The Ishak Pasha Palace in Doğubayazıt

The Ishak Pasha Palace at Doğubayazıt

Outside the city of Doğubayazıt, on the eastern border of the country, lies the magnificent Ishak Pasha palace. It appears in a bare and almost lunar landscape. Read the rest of this entry »

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The month of Ramadan

During iftar – Eyüp

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is a time during which practitioners observe fasting from sunrise until sunset. Ramadan began Tuesday, July 9th in Turkey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sirkeci, the final stop of the Orient Express

Sirkeci Train Station

Close to the Eminonu docks connecting the European side of Istanbul to the Asian side is the Sirkeci Train Station. This is the terminus of the Orient Express, the legendary train from Paris to ancient Constantinople. From 1895 to 1977, the arrival of the “Sark Ekspresi” the Turkish name for the Orient Express was a feast in itself, both for passengers and onlookers. Read the rest of this entry »

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The mausoleum of Sultan Mehmed V, a little-known monument in Eyüp

The mausoleum of Sultan Mehmed V

Of the countless pilgrims and tourists who visit the district of Eyüp in Istanbul, the majority only visit the cafe Pierre Loti, the mosque and the Eyüp mausoleum. Read the rest of this entry »

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