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geyre

Geyre – Aphrodisias, Ancient cities in the Aegean

Aphrodisias is well of the main highway between İzmir and Denizli, about 35 km from the turn near Kuyucuk. It is in the pretty valley of a small tributary of the...
Halil Ur-Rahman Lake (Balikligol)

Visit The Entire Urfa in 3 Days

Şanlıurfa Indepence Museum The villa is near the old State Hospital. It was built in 1903 in an architectural mixture of European and Şanlıurfa local style. The villa is spread...
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The Ottoman Empire (AD 1290 – 1923)

The Ottomans, a turkish tribe related to the Selçuks, date their history from the reign of Osman I in the 1290s. Osman’s principality started in the region around Söğüt between Bursa and...
urfa

Şanlıurfa, TURKEY

Round structures, belonging to B.C. 10 5000, are unearthed in the excavations, which are made in Göbekli Hill around Urfa. Thus, Urfa has a history for twelwe thousand five hundred...
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Sığacık, Teos, Places to visit in Turkey

Teos is on the Aegean Sea southwest of İzmir; its Temple to Dionysus was important in pagan times. It is little but fields of grains and lentils interspersed with marble columns. The...
manisa

Manisa – Magnesia – Sypilus

A natural forck formation on the southwest edge of the city of Manisa is identified with the legend of Niobe, the mother who must weep for all eternity because Apollo...
Sanliurfa Museum

The Largest Museum Complex of Turkey: Sanliurfa Museum

Efforts to establish a museum in Şanlıurfa started in 1948, initially gathering museum artifacts and storing them at Atatürk Elementary School. These artifacts were later moved to Şehit Nusret Elementary...
Urfa Castle and Mevlid-i Halil Mosque

Urfa Castle and Mevlid-i Halil Mosque

Urfa Castle is believed to have been built on a site dating back to the Neolithic Age, around 10,000 years B.C., showcasing the depth of history in the Balikligol basin....
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About Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque, or Sultanahmet Camii as it’s known in Turkish, stands as a monument of historical significance in the heart of Istanbul. This architectural masterpiece owes its nickname to...
demre

Demre, Myra

Demre is the village between Kaş and Finike which identifies the site of the ancient Myra. In Roman times Myra was on the sea. It was the port where Paul and his companions Luke and Aristarchus...
sardis

Sart Köy – Sardis, Turkey Travel

The partially restored synagogue and the ruins of temples and churches mark the importance of Sardis as a religious site. Beginning in the 6th century BC Sardis was the terminus of the main east-west...
Yuşa Tepesi

Yuşa Tepesi, – Giant’s Hill, Anadolu Kavağı – Genoese Castle

Two places of interest because of their long history as religious sites are near the northern end of the Bosphorus on the Asiatic side. Yuşa Tepesi, a grave and a mosque...
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