A journey through the history of Turkey

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    Famous for its stunning landmarks, Turkey is an enchanting country which is a haven for history lovers. Explore the birthplace of many civilisations, empires, historical figures, and legends together with a mixture of several ethnic origins.


    Alanya Castle

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    A medieval castle in the city of Alanya. Architectural Style: Seljuk.


    Blue Mosque

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    This beautiful landmark, in Istanbul, is also known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Architectural style: Islamic and late Classical Ottoman.


    Ephesus

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    Located in Selçuk, İzmir Province of Turkey, Ephesus is an ancient Greek city which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


    Göbekli Tepe

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    Gobekli Tepe translates to 'Potbelly Hill' in the Turkish language. This is an archaeological site mounted on a mountain ridge in Örencik, Şanlıurfa Province of Turkey.


    Hattusha

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    Another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey, Hattusha was the capital of Hittite Empire (late Bronze Age). This is now in the present day region of Anatolia near Boğazkale.


    Myra

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    Another ancient Greek town, Myra is a beautiful settlement located in Demre, Antalya Province of Turkey.


    Sumela Monastery

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    A Greek Orthodox Monastery, the Sumela Monastery is situated in Maçka, Trabzon Province of Turkey.


    Topkapi Palace

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    The Topkapi Palace, or the Seraglio, is located in Istanbul and was the royal palace and an important residence of the Ottoman Sultans for nearly four hundred years. Architectural Style: Ottoman and Baroque.


    Zeugma Mosaic Museum

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    Located in Gaziantep, this museum is the largest mosaic museum in the world.


    By Debbie Ganguli