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Central Anatolia

SIVAS Home of Architectural Wonders

As an important commercial centre during the Middle Ages, Sivas stood at the junction of the caravan routes to Persia and Baghdad. Between 1142 and 1171 it was the capital of the Danişmend Emirs and a vitally important urban centre…

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NİĞDE Nahita of Hittite Times

Nahita of Hittite times sheltering ancient civilizations and natural beauties. Niğde, Nahita of Hittite times, lies in a valley flanked by volcanic peaks that command the ancient trade route from Anatolia to the Mediterranean. The history of the city goes…

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NEVSEHIR Created bye The Nature of Hands

The apple of Cappadocia’s eye inspiring human imagination with its heavily-populated glittering fairy chimneys. Most of the region’s fairy chimneys and rock-cut churches are found in Nevşehir, scattered around the districts of Ürgüp, Avanos and Göreme. With a spectacular landscape…

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KONYA City of Rumi

Konya is one of Turkey’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and was known as Iconium in Roman times. As the capital of the Seljuk Turks from the 12th to the 13th centuries, it ranks as one of the great cultural centres…

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KIRSEHIR Home of Ahi Brotherhood

Kırşehir was settled by the Hittites, Phrygians, Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans during its 5000 years of history owing to its important location between east and west. Founded in the ancient times, in the Middle Ages the city became the centre…

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ANKARA Turkey’s Beating Hearth

The city of Ankara lies in the centre of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the great, high Anatolian Plateau, at an altitude of 850m. With its yellow wheat fields, young volcanoes and infinite steppe, the plateau offers a stern…

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