Articles for the Turkey Category


Göreme & Cappadocia

In Turkey, troglodyte dwellings, balloon rides and mezze

In Turkey, troglodyte dwellings, balloon rides and mezze

Gerry Doyle Sep 24, 2011 Cappadocia, in central Anatolia, is remarkable from any angle – in the air, on the ground and deep below the surface. As we fly in from Istanbul, the landscape beneath us is a tapestry of food crops, rocky hills and the famous “fairy chimneys”, which begin to reveal themselves as […]

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Nemrut

Minister's museum proposal for Nemrut heads sparks controversy

Minister’s museum proposal for Nemrut heads sparks controversy

A recent proposal by Minister of Culture and Tourism Ertuğrul Günay to move the gigantic sculptures atop Mount Nemrut, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List, to a museum in order to protected them from harsh conditions of winter, has sparked controversy among archeologists and scientists over whether the sculptures should be preserved inside […]

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Istanbul

İstanbul's status as world heritage city hangs in balance

İstanbul’s status as world heritage city hangs in balance

24 March 2011, Thursday / YASİN KILIÇ, İSTANBUL A group of experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has submitted a report on the ongoing metro bridge being constructed over the Haliç (Golden Horn) to the international body’s headquarters in Paris. İstanbul faces consignment from the World Heritage List to the […]

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Turkey

Restored Suleymaniye Mosque to open at Eid el-Adha

Restored Suleymaniye Mosque to open at Eid el-Adha

Restoration efforts took a full three years, and the historic site is now set to re-open for Eid El-Adha Saturday, 13 November 2010 12:45 The three-year-long restoration of Istanbul’s historic Suleymaniye Mosque has been completed, and the mosque will open for prayers for Eid El-Adha. 21 million Turkish Liras was spent by the Foundations Directorate […]

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Göreme & Cappadocia

Cappadocia, an underground centuries-old city

Cappadocia, an underground centuries-old city

By IBTimes Staff Reporter | October 27, 2010 4:22 AM EDT The fantastic landscape of Cappadocia seems straight out of a fantasy book — maybe the dwarf city of Moria from J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. You will be forgiven for thinking you have arrived on the moon. This bleached moonscape, in the heart […]

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Istanbul

Japanese experts say human breath damages Hagia Sophia

Japanese experts say human breath damages Hagia Sophia

VERCİHAN ZİFLİOĞLU ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News If Japanese experts determine that human breath increases the humidity level in the Hagia Sophia Museum, the number of visitors to the building will be limited. Research about the issue will start Feb 16 with the participation of Japanese scientists A debate about potentially limiting visitors to Istanbul’s […]

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Nemrut, Turkey

Do you know Nemrut Adiyaman

Do you know Nemrut Adiyaman

Sunday, 04 October 2009 22:08 Didim Today Nemrut Mountain is located south of Malatya (75 km) north of Kahta (50km), Adıyaman SE in Turkey. The statues were in 1881 by Kral Sester, a German archaeologist. In 1987, Nemrut Mountain, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and immediately after the area was declared a national park […]

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