Hot air balloons in Turkey’s Nevsehir; Anadolu Agency

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Cappadocia victim of Turkish ruling party’s love of concrete; Pinar Tremblay; Al Monitor

A new law claiming to protect the natural beauty of Cappadocia strips municipal governments of decision-making powers and oversight, handing authority over the future of the region to a panel whose leader is appointed by the president.

Source: Cappadocia victim of Turkish ruling party’s love of concrete

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.

Source: Balloon ride consortium under scrutiny in Cappadocia

Turkish delights: Discovering a cultural bridge between Asia and Europe; Rehan Poncha; Sunday Guardian Live

French writer Alphonse de Lamartine famously said, “If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.” Actually the statement applies equally well to much of Turkey, a country spread across the divide between Asia and Europe, combining the best of both worlds. There’s a lot in Turkey that…

Source: Turkish delights: Discovering a cultural bridge between Asia and Europe – The Sunday Guardian Live

Cappadocia hosts over 440,000 visitors in Q1; Ensonhaber

The number of tourists visiting world-famous scenic region surges 14.5% year-on-year in the January-March period.

Source: Cappadocia hosts over 440,000 visitors in Q1

15 Best Places In Turkey To Visit; Lloyd; Hand Luggage Only

Turkey is a pretty vast and totally stunning country to visit. That being said, if it’s your first time visiting, you’ll quickly realise how many incredible and the best places in Turkey that there are…

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Cappadocia: A winter wonderland; Melih Uslu; Hurriyet Daily News

Like a lunar landscape with its enchanting terrain, Cappadocia is a giant magic park, expressly designed to offer you an unforgettable winter holiday.

Source: Cappadocia: A winter wonderland

Hot air balloon tours rose 63 pct in Cappadocia in 2018; En Son Haber

Cappadocia is famous for its chimney rocks, hot air balloon trips, underground cities and boutique hotels carved into rocks…

Source: Hot air balloon tours rose 63 pct in Cappadocia in 2018

In central Turkey’s Cappadocia, a landscape of fairy chimneys and cave dwellings; Marilyn Jones; Philadelphia Inquirer

On any given day, weather permitting, between 100 and 150 balloons take flight over this region comprising several small communities about 500 miles southeast of Istanbul.

Source: In central Turkey’s Cappadocia, a landscape of fairy chimneys and cave dwellings

The Best Castles in the World; Micki Kosman; The Bare Foot Nomad

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