The bridge over the Bosphorus
At the word "Turks" the majority of our fellow citizens not so long ago there was an image of such person in a turban and in trousers. He drinks Turkish…

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Cappadocia: the autumn meeting
UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land…

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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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Revived myth
The trip to Troy is remarkable in that it will inevitably remind of itself in all the most famous museums of the world. In the "Prado" in Madrid, where the…

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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

White city
For three thousand years of its existence, the Turkish Bodrum has witnessed the heyday and decline of many cultures, survived dozens of wars and earthquakes, on its territory were built…

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White city
For three thousand years of its existence, the Turkish Bodrum has witnessed the heyday and decline of many cultures, survived dozens of wars and earthquakes, on its territory were built…

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4 elements of rest
WATER. Cotton castle and thalassotherapy Thermal springs of the Turkish resort Pamukkale — a unique phenomenon of nature, which has no analogues in the world. The waters of the hot…

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Cappadocia: the autumn meeting
UNEXPECTED — NEAR The expanses of Asia Minor, where stretches modern Turkey, concentrated a good half of the heritage of Ancient Greece, not to mention the fact that its land…

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