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25Jan

Interesting Facts About Istanbul That Will Make You Want to Visit the City

To list interesting facts about Istanbul would take a book. This is no surprise given its iconic status as Turkey’s most prominent city. From the urban infrastructure to food to history to[...]

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25Jan

Sumela Monastery: A Hidden Gem of Trabzon

Out of all the historical sites in Turkey, the 4th century Sumela Monastery stands in a league of its own. Clinging to a cliff facing the Macka National Park in the northeast, western mainstream[...]

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24Jan

Gobeklitepe In Turkey: The World’s First Temple

It has been an exciting 12 months for Gobeklitepe in Turkey. The ancient site that keeps historians and archaeologists captivated with its mysteries, joined the extensive list of Turkey’s[...]

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24Dec

The Seven Hills Of Istanbul: Tracing the City’s Roots

Like Rome, Istanbul was built on seven hills, but this isn’t a canny coincidence. The Byzantine Empire built the city on seven hills to proclaim themselves as the new Rome. It was a deliberate[...]

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27Nov

National Holidays in Turkey 2019

There are a number of national holidays in Turkey throughout the year and public holidays can be a great time to visit and join in on celebrations. Turks are very patriotic and love to commemorate[...]

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27Jun

Superstitions in Turkey: Part Two

This article is part two of our series on superstitions in Turkey. These days most Turks scoff at superstitions and have come to regard them as funny or, on the odd occasion, totally absurd. For[...]

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27Jun

Turkish Superstitions and Beliefs

Like any other culture, Turkish superstitions and beliefs are plentiful. Some are grounded in fear, and hopelessness and a need for protection. Some Turkish beliefs say events predict the future,[...]

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22Jun

Cultural Taboos in Turkey

This is part two of a series about the culture of Turkey. If you haven’t already read it, part one is here. In that article, we discussed the diversity of Turkish culture and heritage from the[...]

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06Jun

About Turkey: A First Time Visitors Intro to This Marvellous Country

Any first-time visitor who wants to learn more about Turkey is in for a pleasant surprise. To the outside world, the vast country may seem like a nation of kebab lovers, who love riding around on[...]

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06Jun

The "Year of Troy" in Turkey

Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Tourism has declared 2018 "The Year of Troy". More than 700,000 people are expected to attend events in honour of this legendary site. From war[...]

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