Cappadocia: 16 reasons why you should visit Turkey’s picturesque region; MSN

From hot air ballooning to exploring underground cities, Cappadocia is a wonderland of geology and human history.

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Istanbul and beyond; Pepper Teehankee; Philippine Star

Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for new and seasoned Filipino travelers alike.

Source: Istanbul and beyond | Philstar.com

Double-digit growth: Nearly 43 million foreigners arrive in first 11 months; Daily Sabah

Turkey managed to register double-digit growth in the number of foreign tourists from January through December and is a step closer to ending the historic year on a high note…

Source: Double-digit growth: Nearly 43 million foreigners arrive in first 11 months

Prehistoric marvel Göbeklitepe leaves its mark on 2019; Daily Sabah

Göbeklitepe, an archaeological site in modern-day Şanlıurfa that is home to the world’s oldest temple, had a golden year with tourists, various events and cinema productions…

Source: Prehistoric marvel Göbeklitepe leaves its mark on 2019

Turkey’s legacy of civilisation is a blueprint for the future; Charles Stevens; Geographical Magazine

Ani is a Middle Age city of remarkable historical importance, one in urgent need of preservation and protection…

Source: Turkey’s legacy of civilisation is a blueprint for the future – Geographical Magazine

Turkey generates $1 billion in revenue from thermal tourism in 2019; Daily Sabah

Source: Turkey generates $1 billion in revenue from thermal tourism in 2019

Bricks of Diyarbakır Fortress Being Stolen and Sold: ‘Are You Aware of the Looting?’; BIANet

HDP MP has submitted a parliamentary question to the Minister of Culture after reports emerged that people steal bricks from the UNESCO-listed fortress.

Source: Bricks of Diyarbakır Fortress Being Stolen and Sold: ‘Are You Aware of the Looting?’

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.

Source: The Best Things To See and Do in Izmir, Turkey

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.

Source: The Sydney Opera House has been named one of the world’s ‘most Ubered-to’ tourist attractions by the ridesharing company

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.

Source: Turkey’s Hidden Gems Through The Eyes of Edu Jarque

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.

Source: Oldest Temple in the world: Over 11,000 years old Göbekli Tepe in Turkey shows the artistic genius of early humans

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.

Source: Göbeklitepe showed in Nat Geo’s 2020 must-see places list

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.

Source: Jewelry made from HUMAN TEETH found in ancient Turkish city ruins

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.

Source: Are silk and saffron the future of this Anatolian town?

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…

Source: Turkey awaits court ruling to turn museums of Aghia Sophia into mosques | TornosNews.gr