Location: Turkey straddles the borders of Europe and Asia with the majority of the country in Southwest Asia. It has a total area of 780,580 sq.km. that lies within Europe. The country is bordered at the east by Georgia, Armenia and Iran with Iraq, Syria and the Mediterranean Sea on the south. The Aegean Sea, Greece and Bulgaria are to the west, and the Black Sea forms the northern border. Turkey's geographical coordinates are 36o 00' to 42o 00' north latitude and 26o 00' to 45o 00' east longitude.
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When you decide to travel to East Anatolia, the tremendous divercity of the eastern and... More details
Agri Dogubeyazit (Mt. Ararat)
Between 1340-1200 BC Hurries settled this area after Hittites, who were believed the first kingdom to reign the region, lost their power. Hurries couldn't defend Agri that was far from Urfa which was the capital of Hurries' kingdom. Urartus establish... More details
Akdamar Island - (Church)
Van Lake and Akdamar Island: The city takes its name from the Van Lake. It is the biggest sodium carbonate Lake in the world. The Lake is covered with high mountains. There four islands in the lake; named, Akdamar, Adır, Çarp... More details
Ani (Church) Ruines
An ancient and ruined Armenian church, in Turkey border, situated at an altitude of 4390 ft., between the Arpacayi (Harpasus) and a deep ravine. In 961 it became the capital of the Bagratid kings of Armenia, and when yielded to the Byzantine emperor ... More details
Deyrulzaferan Monastery, Mardin
Only 7 kilometers east of Mardin is the Syriac-Jacobite Monastery of Deyrulzaferan, which was once a thriving religious community. At nearby Kiziltepe, the 13th century Ulu Mosque, one of the best examples of Artukid architecture, has superb mihrab r... More details
The history of the city is believed to go back as far as 3,000 BC to the time of the Hurrites the first known civilized race, and the town has seen some twenty-six different civilizations of which the most im¬portant are the Hurrites, Midianites, Ara... More details
The principal city of its province, lies 688 km east of Ankara on a fertile plain. The highly decorated and hand-fashioned copper vessels and wares of Erzincan maintain a long tradition of the areas fame in metalwork. Mt. Bolkar, is a ski slope 40 k... More details
The history of the city extends back to 4000 BC and it has seen many civilizations. One of the important remains from this periods is the well preserved Byzantine city walls. Most of the historical finds are kept in the colle... More details
Gap Dam: Dam on the Euphrates River in southeastern Turkey, the centerpiece of the Southeastern Anatolia Project. The Ataturk Dam is the largest in a series of 22 dams and 19 hydroelectric stations built on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in the 1980... More details
Did you know Turkey that Is said to have provided to water for the Garden of Eden from its 2 great rivers - the Euphrates and Tigris - Is the birthplace of St. Paul: for centuries, the sick have drunk from the well of the St. Paul in Tarsus.
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