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A Trip in Turkey

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 Maps. Turkey. Country straddling Southeastern Europe and Western Asia Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye [ˈtyɾcije]), officially the Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti [ˈtyɾcije dʒumˈhuːɾijeti] ( One of the world's earliest permanently settled regions, present-day Turkey was home to important Neolithic sites, and was inhabited by various civilisations, such as the ancient Anatolian peoples.[12][13][14] Hellenization started in the area during the era of Alexander the Great and continued into the Byzantine era.[13][15] The Seljuk Turks began migrating in the 11th century, and the Sultanate of Rum ruled Anatolia until the Mongol invasion in 1243, when it disintegrated into small Turkish principalities.[16] Beginning in the late 13th century, the Ottomans started uniting the principalities and conquering the Balkans, and the Turkification of Anatolia increased during the Ottoman period.


9 Turkish landscapes - Property Turkey. Of course, the other reason to visit Cappadocia is to experience cave living - whether exploring some of the caves once lived in by ancient civilisations, or staying in a beautiful cave hotel.

9 Turkish landscapes - Property Turkey

The Sumela Monastery (pictured) is a well known part of the mountainous region and is located in the Trabzon Province. It’s been in use - by one or another religion - since the fourth century. Palazzo di Topkapı.