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Exploring ’Rough Cilicia’: Silifke And Around!

Exploring ’Rough Cilicia’: Silifke And Around! If youre making your way along the eastern Mediterranean coast from Alanya to Adana at some point, youre bound...

Out And About From Trabzon

Out And About From Trabzon Way down towards the far eastern end of Turkeys black sea coast the great port city of trabzon has an...

Day Trip Cappadocia: Güzleyurt, Ihlara, Selime And Ağzıkarahan!

Day Trip Cappadocia: Güzleyurt, Ihlara, Selime And Ağzıkarahan! “Not much thats definite is known about the underground cities. Some people think the Hittites built them...

From Harput to Lake Van, Erzurum and Trabzon with Henry Fanshawe Tozer (2)

From Harput to Lake Van, Erzurum and Trabzon with Henry Fanshawe Tozer (2) Disembarking at the Black Sea port of Samsun in the spring of...

Istanbul’s Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Arts Revisited

Istanbul’s Museum Of Turkish And Islamic Arts Revisited Great news! After two years of restoration the Turkish and Islamic arts museum in Istanbuls Hippodrome has...

Edirne: From Imperial Capital To Greased Wrestling

Edirne: From Imperial Capital To Greased Wrestling Although the sultans moved to Istanbul, Edirne was their summer residence as its temperature was lower than that...

Antakya: A Cosmopolitan City Of Star, Cross And Crescent

Antakya: A Cosmopolitan City Of Star, Cross And Crescent Habibi Nacar Mosque Kurtuluş Caddesi (Liberation Street) runs straight as an arrow along the eastern fringes...

Seeking the Genoese in Turkey!

Seeking the Genoese in Turkey! If you stand on the galata Bridge and look north towards the Beyoğlu skyline, far and away the most dominant...

Historical Erzurum Houses: Wondrous journey back in time

Historical Erzurum Houses: Wondrous journey back in time Prominent 17th century Turkish traveler Evliya Çelebi included Erzurum in his travel book, describing it as the...

Amasra ‘The Eye Of The World’

Amasra ‘The Eye Of The World’ Reputedly, when Fatih Sultan Mehmet (Mehmet the Conqueror) conquered Amasra, which is located on the shores of Black Sea,...

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