Religion and Secularity: 99% of the Turkish population is Moslem. However, everyone in Turkey has freedom of religion and beliefs. The first phases in the introduction of secularism were the abolition of the Caliphate and the Ministry of Sheria and Pious Foundations on March 4th, 1924, followed by the introduction of separate educational and judicial systems, the hat reform, the closure of dervish retreats and religious sects, the acceptance of a Sunday weekend holiday rather than the Moslem Friday and finally the adoption of the principle of secularism in the constitution on 1937. In secular Turkey, all religious affairs are carried out by a central government organisation affiliated to the Prime Ministry, namely the Department of Religious Affairs.
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Birthplace of the Goddess of Love On the arena of Aphrodisias, the city of the Goddess of Love and Beauty, gladiators used to get into fatal combats before the eyes of 30,000 spectators for the honour of their goddess. Artists of this city used to im... More details
Assos, the famous teaching center of antiquity, is situated about 90 Km. away from Canakkale at the south part of the province. While travelling from Canakkale, you need to follow the road to Ayvacik and take the road to Assos, which is 17 Km long, n... More details
Ayvalık takes its name from the translation of the word "Kydonia" into Turkish. Various civilizations were had been ruled in the place where Ayvalık was established. In ancient times the settlement was made on the islands near the Ayvalık s... More details
Bergama (Pergamon )
Pergamon was a small settlement during the Archaic Period. Lysimachos, who had become the sovereign of Anatolia after 301 B.C., delivered the war expenditures, at the amount of 9000 talents, to Philetairos who was the commander of Pergamon, and the k... More details
Homer's description of Bodrum as "The land of eternal blue" and the words of another resident of Bodrum, Cevat Şakir, who said "The heavenly bliss of life in Bodrum is better than any eternal bliss that may await us" were not with... More details
Cesme: Cesme founded by the lonians around 1100 BC as part of the 12 cities of the Ionian League. Welcome to a culture with a history stretching back 3000 years and bearing traces of the lonians, Lydia, Alexander the Great, the Kingdom of Pergamum, R... More details
This fascinating city with two harbors in located at the extreme end of the Datça Peninsula. It was one of the cities of the Dorian Hexapolis. During the early centuries, Cnidos was situated little bit inland near present day Datça. The city gained g... More details
Dalyan is a very popular small town not spoiled by buildings. The wonderful 7 kilometers sandy Iztuzu Beach, which is accessible by a 45 minutes boat trip, is one of the last nesting areas for the Caretta caretta, Sea Turtles. Between May and Septemb... More details
Datca is in the South West of Turkey, at the tip of the peninsula that divides the Mediterranean from the Aegean Sea . The coastline has both high cliffs and shallow sandy beaches, running down to the clearest blue sea. Inland you can find the stunni... More details
We are finally home. Thank you for your generosity and your gift, it will hold a place of honor in our home. Ezel was a perfect choice & thanks to you and her we had a wonderful time seeing all the sights.
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