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Kırşehir City Guide: Kırşehir City Guide

Kırşehir is located in the center of Anatolia. Having a history dating back to the time of the Hittites, the city became an important settlement during the time of Emperor Justinian I and was one of the spiritual bases of the Ottoman Empire, hosting the Ahi organization in the 13th century. Kırşehir is surrounded by Kırıkkale, Yozgat, Ankara, Nevşehir and …

Şırnak City Guide: Şırnak City Guide

Şırnak, which is located in the Southeastern Anatolia Region, emerged as a city after being a town of Siirt, in 1990. It is home to Mount Cudi, which is believed to have hosted Noah’s Ark. The city has a history from 5000 BC. Since the Neolithic Period, the Assyrians, Urartians, Seljuks, and Ottomans inhabited the city. The city is surrounded …

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. …

Iğdır City Guide: Iğdır City Guide

Located in the easternmost part of our country, Iğdır has been a settlement for centuries and has attracted attention with its unique history. The city was built near Mount Ağrı and was used as a settlement by the Urartians, Sumerians, Assyrians, and Scythians before Christ. Later on, Persians dominated the city in the 7th. century, and it was then possessed …

Maraş Battered Ice Cream

With its magnificent aroma, unique texture, gummy consistency, and non-melting form even on the hottest days, Maraş battered ice cream is a magnificent treat that is native to Turkey and exported to many countries. Tourists in İstanbul quickly find ice cream in their hands after seeing the ice cream seller. Both the story and the recipe of the cold and …

Bartın City Guide: Bartın City Guide

Bartın, located in the western Black Sea region, has recently been rediscovered as one of the most beautiful cities of our country. With Kastamonu in the east, Karabük in the south, Zonguldak in the west, and a 59-kilometer coastline in the northern part of Bartın, the city is indispensable for those seeking simplicity and silence during summer tourism. The Hittites, …

Bilecik City Guide: Bilecik City Guide

Located in the southern part of the Marmara Region, Bilecik is a charming and beautiful Anatolian city. Having witnessed the founding period of the Ottoman Empire, the city was home to a civilization dating back to ancient times. For this reason, Bilecik, which has many important historic buildings, is adjacent to Sakarya in the north, Bursa in the west, Bolu …