The Hidden Celestial Sanctuary of the Hittites; Eberhard Zanger; Popular Archaelogy

A re-investigation of the enigmatic monumental rock-cut sanctuary suggests a new interpretation of the ancient site.

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HDP: ‘Nation’s Garden’ in Diyarbakır Demolishes History; BIA Net

HDP MP Paylan has submitted a parliamentary question, saying that the “nation’s garden” project in Diyarbakır damages the city’s cultural heritage, namely the city walls and the Hevsel Gardens.

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Exploring Istanbul: Here’s what to do on your first visit to Turkey’s cultural capital; Pallavi Pasricha; Financial Express

Once the capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, Istanbul is replete with history and culture that you can explore in its many museums, mosques and palaces.

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Turkey: World’s oldest temple attracts record visitors; AA

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80 Gorgeous Travel Photos from Around the World; Lauren Cahn; Reader’s Digest

It would be quite a feat to see the entire planet, but with these fascinating photos from all over the world you’ve got yourself a head start.

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Should You Take Kids to Istanbul?; Melanie Haiken; Points Guy

Walking through the arrival doors of the vast and sparkling new Istanbul (IST) airport, Melanie Haiken was greeted by a colorful backlit photograph of Istanbul’s Bosphorus river with the slogan: “A glittering meeting of two continents.” Having read about Istanbul’s importance in world history as the intersection of Europe and Asia, Melanie was well ready to …

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HUNDREDS OF SKELETONS UNEARTHED AT WORLD’S OLDEST CITY SHOW HOW VIOLENCE AND DISEASE RAVAGED CIVILIZATION; Hannah Osborne; Newsweek

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World’s oldest temple Göbeklitepe attracts record visitors; YeniSafak

UNESCO World Heritage Site Göbeklitepe in SE Turkey was visited by nearly 26,000 people during recent 9-day holiday…

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Balloon ride consortium under scrutiny in Cappadocia; Jale Ozgenturk; Hurriyet Daily News

A company’s consolidation of some 19 hot air balloon companies has come under scrutiny for breaking down free and fair competition for the popular rides over the Cappadocia region’s spectacular rock formations.

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9 UNESCO sites you can cruise to in the Mediterranean; Robin McKelvie; Weather 2 Travel

9 UNESCO sites you can cruise to in the Mediterranean with Marella Cruises including Pompeii, the City of Valletta, Old Town of Dubrovnik, Ephesus and more…

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