5 top destinations to visit in Turkey this winter; LLM

Turkey’s vibrant tourism season runs from May to October when thousands of people of all over the world flock to take advantage of the Mediterranean lifestyle…

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The ancient European city famous for its miraculously intact ruins; Anthony Dennis; Traveller

Ancient scenes spring to life as felines make the ruins of Ephesus home.

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The Best Things To See and Do in Izmir, Turkey; Megan & Mike Jerrard; Mapping Megan

Visiting Turkey? Here is a complete list of things to see and do in Izmir (both Izmir province and Izmir city); Turkey’s most westernized and historic city.

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The Sydney Opera House has been named one of the world’s ‘most Ubered-to’ tourist attractions by the ridesharing company; Sharon Masige; Business Insider

As the year comes to a close, Uber looked back at the most ‘Ubered-to’ tourist attractions around the world.

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Court ruling converting Turkish museum to mosque could set precedent for Hagia Sophia; Ayla Jean Yackley; Art Newspaper

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Exploring the best of Turkey; Mark Staciew; Expositor

It’s amazing how much we were able to see and experience on our G Adventures tour in such a short time. Here are some of the highlights:

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Turkey’s Hidden Gems Through The Eyes of Edu Jarque; Philippine Tatler

Sitting between the divergent landscapes of Europe and Asia, Turkey is blessed with many facets. With a rich history brought about by the Assyrians, Greeks, Thracians, Phrygians, Urartians, and Armenians, it is a melting pot of influences which reflect its unique heritage, customs, traditions, and practices. Notwithstanding Istanbul’s popularity, for the veteran travellers, the Land of Four Seasons offers a spectrum of lesser known destinations waiting to be discovered.

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Oldest Temple in the world: Over 11,000 years old Göbekli Tepe in Turkey shows the artistic genius of early humans; Puja Changoiwala; Financial Express

Located fifteen kilometres away from the Turkish city of Sanlıurfa, Göbekli Tepe, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2018, is believed to be a centre of faith and pilgrimage during the Neolithic Age.

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Göbeklitepe showed in Nat Geo’s 2020 must-see places list; Hurriyet Daily News

A UNESCO-listed ancient site in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa hailed as the world’s oldest temple has been added to a respected world travel list.

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Meet the Only City in the World That Straddles Two Continents; Aviva Patz; Reader’s Digest

An eclectic mix of cultures, traditions, flavors and colors greets visitors to Istanbul, where Europe meets Asia, East meets West, and ancient and modern coexist. The post Meet the Only City in the World That Straddles Two Continents appeared first on Reader’s Digest.

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Jewelry made from Human Teeth found in ancient Turkish city ruins; Michael Thomsen; Daily Mail

Researchers studying the ruins of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey have discovered evidence that residents once wore human teeth as jewelry, the earliest such example in history.

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Are silk and saffron the future of this Anatolian town?; Nazlan Ertan; Al Monitor

The first female mayor of Safranbolu, a town dating to the 11th century, is eager to put her UNESCO-protected city on Turkey’s tourism map.

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Turkey awaits court ruling to turn museums of Aghia Sophia into mosques; Tornos News

Turkey intends to go ahead with plans to turn museums – including the revered Aghia Sophia Church into mosques if the country’s Council of State…

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Top places to travel in Turkey: The 8 best tourist attractions to go in Turkey; Break.com


Traveling to Turkey, you will have the opportunity to go back to ancient times through many heritages and ruins.

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Erdoğan Removes UNESCO-Listed Cappadocia Valley from List of National Parks; Bianet

Göreme Valley, famous for its “Fairy Chimneys”, is no longer a national park after a decree by the President has been published in the Official Gazette.

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Paraguay’s ambassador to Turkey Peralta visited Hattusha; Anadolu Agency

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Historic Hagia Sophia welcomes 31M visitors in 12 years; Daily Sabah

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Cappadocia’s hot air balloons attract 437,500 tourists; Yenisafak

Hot balloon ride in Turkey’s splendid touristic hub Cappadocia generates $86M revenue in January-September…

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AP PHOTOS: Sunset on Turkey’s massive stone heads; Emrah Gurel; AP

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Visitors snap photos of massive stone heads that stare down on them from the summit of Mount Nemrut, in Turkey’s southeastern Adiyaman province, their faces illuminated by sunset lighting. Perched at an altitude of 2,150 meters (over 7,000 feet), the statues are part of a temple and tomb complex that King Antiochus I, of the ancient Commagene kingdom, built as a monument to himself. A 50 meter (164-foot) -high, man-made mound _ the presumed tomb of Antiochus _ sets the background. Son of the founder of the Commagene kingdom, Antiochus reigned between 64 and 38 BC, until he was deposed by the Romans.

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Clouds and fog drift over Selimiye Mosque; Hurriyet Daily News

An aerial view of northwestern Edirne province shows clouds and fog drifting around the famous Selimiye Mosque, on Oct. 2.

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