In the hot homeland of Santa Claus
Resting in December in Turkey, a beach holiday for me faded into the background. No, no, the sea was just what we need - +19°C, and the sun shone tenderly.…

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Turkey: With a ship in the harem
Under the lingering farewell whistle our liner "South Palmyra" company "Ukrferry" went on a journey, slowly picking up speed. During the first cursory inspection, several cafes and restaurants, a children's…

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Child of the dungeon
In the heart of the bustling Istanbul tourist area Sultanahmet there is one hidden and completely unique place, which few people know. Surrounded by Hagia Sophia on one side and…

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A city that doesn't exist
Slender rows of colonnades, rock tombs, scattered here and there looted tombs — this is how today look a few thousand ancient settlements of Asia Minor on the territory of…

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If I were Sultan…

Today, the hero of our article — the Sultan, who built the largest mosque in Istanbul, was married to a Ukrainian woman and earned the nickname Magnificent. Don’t switch! Power and glory the Reign of Sultan Suleiman the First (1520-1566) — the heyday of Turkish culture. The Lord knew Persian and Arabic literature thoroughly, wrote poetry, took care of artists, poets, scientists and philosophers. In addition, he was interested in mathematics, astronomy, military and Maritime Affairs. During the 46 years of his reign, the High Port (the so-called government residence in the Ottoman Empire) undertook 22 conquests and punitive campaigns, thirteen of which Suleiman led personally. For the systematization of the “eves”-laws called him Kanuni — the Lawgiver. For erudition and wisdom on the Board — Gorgeous. Continue reading

Journey to the realm of the dead
You know, I'm not a big fan of museums, but once in the Archaeological Museum of Istanbul, lost there for a good five hours. The weather that day was non-flying…

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Streets of the sunken city
Every schoolboy knows that Turkey is a five star Paradise for tourists-hour animation and a total anclosed. And this tourist stereotype somehow lost another face of Turkey – a fabulous…

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Piggy Bank of ancient values
The ancient inhabitants of Asia Minor were surprisingly productive and economic people: for several millennia they have created and accumulated so much cultural wealth that descendants need at least twice…

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Great wonders of a small house
When you climb the seven-kilometer mountain serpentine Nightingale mountain, not far from Ephesus in Turkey, this bustling ancient city and with it all the everyday problems remain somewhere far below.…

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