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Scandinavians in Constantinople

The Scandinavians (or Vikings) are not at all distant for Turks, especially for the people in Constantinople with tattooed, large bodies and fighter identities. Scandinavia, home of the Vikings, is the common name of countries in the cold north, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Scandinavia nurtures the film industry today with its stories and legends, …

Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival of Edirne

The Edirne Kırkpınar Oil Wrestling Festival, which is held every July, attracts the whole world. In recent years, tourists from many countries have flocked to Turkey to watch this festival. Kırkpınar Wrestling, which is described as oily wrestling, is both a sporting and cultural activity that takes place on a meadow by lubricated wrestlers who show very intense effort. Historical …

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 …

Edirne City Guide: Edirne City Guide

As one of the important places of historical times, Edirne offers many beautiful things for visitors. Having been the capital of the Ottoman Empire for years, it borders on Greece and Bulgaria. Established on a large plain area, Edirne ranked at one time as one of the seven largest cities of Europe.

Balıkesir City Guide: Balıkesir City Guide

Located where the Marmara and Aegean regions intersect, Balıkesir has a coast on both the Marmara and Aegean Seas. It is close to Bursa, Kütahya, İzmir, Çanakkale, and Manisa provinces and a neighbor to Lesbos Island, which belongs to Greece. Balıkesir has had a rich cultural accumulation between ancient times and the modern age.