A journey through the history of Turkey

Debbie Ganguli, April 4, 2017
Famous for its stunning landmarks, Turkey is an enchanting country that 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

Alanya Castle

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

Blue Mosque

Blue Mosque

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

Ephesus

Ephesus

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

Göbekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe

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

Hattusha

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

Myra

Myra

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

Sumela Monastery

Sumela Monastery

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

Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace

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

Zeugma Mosaic Museum

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