Language: The Turkish language is spread over a large geographical are in Europe and Asia; it is spoken in the Azeri, the Turkmen, the Tartar, the Uzbek, the Baskurti; the Hogay, the Kirgiz, the Kazakh, the Yakuti, the Guvas, and other dialects. The Turkish spoken in Turkey represents that of the Turkish language group coming from the southwest branch of the Uralic-Altayic language family. The oldest written records of Turkish are found upon stone monuments in Central Asia, in the Orhun, Yenisey and Talas regions within the boundaries of present day Mongolia, and belong to the years 725, 732 and 735 A.D. After the formation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 and following the achievement of national unity, Latin alphabet using Turkish phonetics was adopted in 1928
As recommended in The Daily Telegraph Climbs the ruins of Tlos:
Tlos is one of the ancient Lycian cities, with the adventure of discovering a truely natural, beautiful site; Here you will have the opportunity to explore the theatre, acropolis fort, baths with seven arched windows and unusual cliff tombs. And view the fertile plains for miles around, - there are super snap shots to be had! Then stop for a break in the beautiful water gardens at the Yakapark trout farm. Lunch is fresly cooked and served by the river at Saklikent before we explore the gorge. During the retourn journey we stop at local weaving co-operative. A change to pick-up a bargain or two. Return to hotel in Fethiye - Oludeniz. (L)
Herewith I would like to emphasize again the excellent experience we had last week with our guide Yildirim on the climbing of the Ararat. He was taking care of us with a lot of attention and we could really trust on him. Also after the climbing he was escorting us very kindly and all appointments were taken accurately. It was really a great pleasure for us.
We should also congratulate Celam who prepared nice meals, always with enthousiasm, and we will remind him as our good cook forever.
As soon as we have the opportunity, we will send you some pictures about this expedition.
Be assured we are happy about the way it was organised.
Pierre Kockerols / Brussel