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Cittaslow Towns of Turkey

Cittaslow, which first appeared in the Italian capital of Rome in 1986, means “slow city” with a broader meaning that includes untouched nature, away from the noise, distant from the metropolitan life, and reminiscent of a resort. Thus, there is no traffic problem, and the crowds and the noise is far away. Cittaslow towns for our country are almost heaven. …

The Oldest Army of the World

The expression “Every Turk is born as soldier!” is among the slogans shouted in the farewell ceremonies for soldiers, which is one of our social traditions. And it actually tells a historical truth. According to some historians, the 5000-year Turkish history begins in Central Asia with the oldest army ever. In the Central Asian steppes where the nomadic culture is …

Kekova Sunken City

The Mediterranean is an important tourism center bearing the traces of the Lycia, Hellenistic and Roman periods and attracting attention with its historical accumulation. Antalya, located here, is home to many ancient cities and ruins. One of them is Kekova Sunken city and it is located in the Demre district of Antalya. Especially in recent years, the Kekova Ruins have …

Uşak City Guide: Uşak City Guide

Uşak in the Middle Aegean has always been a settlement since ancient times. The city dates back to the 4th millennium BC and has become a busy route, especially in the Bronze Age. In the 2000s and 2500s BC, the Hittites had an extremely rich history of civilization along with the Lydians, the Romans, and the Byzantines. It was an …

Cittaslow Towns of Turkey: Cittaslow Towns of Turkey

Cittaslow, which first appeared in the Italian capital of Rome in 1986, means “slow city” with a broader meaning that includes untouched nature, away from the noise, distant from the metropolitan life, and reminiscent of a resort. Thus, there is no traffic problem, and the crowds and the noise is far away. Cittaslow towns for our country are almost heaven. …

Siirt City Guide: Siirt City Guide

Located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region, Siirt is one of the exceptional cities of the East. It has been discovered that the city has a wide history dating back to the Stone Age. The city witnessed the Roman and Byzantine periods with the Hellenistic period and was later inhabited by the Islamic states. The city is surrounded by Bitlis in …

Ankara City Guide: Ankara City Guide

Ankara, the capital of our country, can also be considered a capital for civilizations. The Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Galatians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans prevailed in Ankara, which has a history of 5000 years. For this reason, Ankara, which has always been in the central location of Anatolia, has continued to be a center of attraction and today …