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Düzce City Guide: Düzce City Guide

Düzce is a beautiful city in the Black Sea Region with a history dating back to the 1400s BC, spanning the periods of Bitinia, Rome, Byzantine, and Ottoman. The city was connected to the Bolu district from 1869 until the Marmara earthquake of 1999, then it was transformed to provincial status in order to receive assistance faster. Located in the …

Aksaray City Guide: Aksaray City Guide

Located in the center of Anatolia, Aksaray is a typical Anatolian city with a long history. The settlement of Cappadocia in the first era was later used for colonies in the Roman period. Along with the Battle of Malazgirt, Aksaray, which is a settlement for Danişments, is located on important crossroads. While Kırşehir and Ankara are in the north, Konya …

Mevleviyeh in Turkey

Mevleviyeh started with Mevlânâ Celâleddin Rûmi during the Seljuk period. Later, Mevleviyeh spread from Anatolia all over the country during the Ottoman period. After the death of Mevlânâ Celâleddin Rûmi in 1273, his son Sultan Veled systematized his father’s thoughts and created semâ ceremonies. In fact, this has been regarded as a religious order and the name of the dervishes …

Ani Ruins

The beginning of the Ani Ruins dates back to 350-300 B.C. It is about 40 kilometers away from Kars province and regarded as sacred, according to Armenian and Christian beliefs. Ani City was first discovered in 1880s. There are 823 buildings and caves within Ani Ruins, which is also called 1001 Church City or the 40-Door City. Ani City is an …

What is the Historical Bond Between Turkey and Korea?

The historical bond between Turkey and Korea started on 11 August 1949. The reason why these two countries have a well-founded, positive bond is that Turkey sent soldiers to Korea during the Korean War and many of them were martyred. There is no conflict between the two countries in terms of politics because they see each other as a companion …

Jewish Culture in Turkey

Turkey has a unique multi-cultural structure, and yet it boasts a legitimate unity, which proves to be quite an important element. Jewish culture, adapted to contemporary life while preserving the religion, constitutes one link in this chain. The history of Jewish people in Turkey dates back almost 2,400 years. Turkish Jews are one of the biggest non-Muslim communities in the …