Daily Archives: March 5, 2016

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Lake Eğirdir Turkey

Lake Eğirdir: Turkey’s most tranquil summer destination Lake at Kovada National Park. (Photo: Todayszaman—) September 04, 2012, Tuesday/ 17:05:00/ ZEO SMITH If there was a how-to guide for tourism in Turkey, someone forgot to send the people ofeğirdir the memo. Life is so laid back here that you’ll have to hunt down hotel proprietors at…

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Skopje Tourism Guide: Things To Do In Capital Of Macedonia

Skopje Macedonia: You will get all about capital of macedonia, weather in skopje, skopje map, skopje population, things to do in skopje, skopje tourism guide and more… Skopje: The capital divided by the Vardar river Statue of Alexander the Great in Skopje’s central square. (Photo: Today’s Zaman) September 11, 2012, Tuesday/ 18:20:00/ SAMET ALTINTAŞ The famous Turkish poet Yahya…

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Kaçkars Ayder, Camlıhemşin and Barhal

Into the foothills of the Kaçkars Ayder, Camlıhemşin and Barhal Mt. Kaçkar (PHOTOSSUNDAY’S ZAMAN, Pat Yale) September 16, 2012, Sunday/ 12:11:00/ PAT YALE At the far-east end of the Black Sea lies some of Turkey’s most sublime scenery. here, inland from the coast, the craggy peaks of the Kaçkar Mountains soar up, concealing glorious lakes…

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Georgian valleys of northeastern Turkey

Exploring the georgian valleys of northeastern Turkey PHOTOSSUNDAY’S ZAMAN, Pat Yale September 23, 2012, Sunday/ 11:48:00/ PAT YALE The road from Yusufeli to İşhan, near Olur in the northeastern corner of the country, must surely be one of Turkey’s most spectacular.  Up it twists and turns from the valley floor, where greenery trips alongside the…

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Alanya and Side

Out and about around Alanya and Side Altın Beşik Mağarası (PHOTOS Sunday’s Zaman) October 14, 2012, Sunday/ 11:58:00/ PAT YALE The Mediterranean seaside resorts of Side and Alanya have both become a great deal more attractive recently with neater streets and new attractions to supplement the beaches that were always their greatest assets. Both resorts…

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Tokat Hamams Turkey

Tokat revisited Hamams, headscarves and historic buildings galore Tokat Museum in an old bedesten November 11, 2012, Sunday/ 14:28:00/ PAT YALE The terrace of the jazzy Karadeniz Pastanesi makes a great place from which to observe the action on Tokat high street, and after a couple of evenings passed there one thing had become abundantly…

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Selçuk Turkey

Selçuk in three great monuments December 02, 2012, Sunday/ 13:24:00/ PAT YALE Should the small Aegean town of Selçuk be renamed Ephesus? This question might seem outrageous at first asking but starts to make a lot more sense once you start delving into its convoluted history. Modern Selçuk may now be completely separated from the…

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Turkey’s villages

Turkey’s prettiest villages December 23, 2012, Sunday/ 13:40:00/ PAT YALE Assuming that you are reading this on Dec. 23, then the world will not have come to an end, as followers of the Mayan calendar warned, on Dec. 21 and there should be plenty of red faces around the breakfast tables in Şirince, the Turkish…

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The 10 best Hittite sites in Turkey

The 10 best Hittite sites in Turkey Hattuşa (PHOTO –) January 06, 2013, Sunday/ 13:50:00/ PAT YALE In the 1930s when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey’s first president, was trying to construct a history of Turkey that would suit its new status as a republic, he hit upon the idea that the Hittites, who had once…

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The coast around Izmir

In search of ancient Ionia: the coast around Izmir Library of Celsus, Ephesus (PHOTOS –) February 03, 2013, Sunday/ 12:09:00 In the 21st century, the English Channel is mainly thought of as something that divides England from France. For much of the Middle Ages when the Normans and then the Plantagenets ruled England, however, the…

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