Istanbul. Eyes fascination…
I want to tell the world about the most beautiful city on earth! I must say that I have seen a few of them, but still sincerely believe that Istanbul…

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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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City of light in the city of the sun
There was a city. Not that big, but not too small. In a beautiful Bay, surrounded on all sides by twelve cute Islands (just like in the fairy tale about…

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Turkey
Turkey — Turkiye Cumhurieti is a country of rare beauty and diversity, located on the border of Europe and Asia. It has an area of 779 452 sq km. the…

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relatives

Not absolute monarchy of the Hittites

“If the troops were defeated by the enemy, they perform the rite: dissect a man, a goat, a puppy and a pig…” About the Hittites and their Kingdom, which existed in the II Millennium BC, we know quite a lot: understand their language, traditions, way of life. But when and where they came to the Anatolian plateau – remains a mystery. In the II Millennium BC on the territory of Asia Minor there was the greatest of the kingdoms — the Hittite. To match him were only Babylonia and Egypt. It, which became one of the first examples of structured class society, stood for almost six centuries and crumbled under the swords of foreigners. Fragments of his heritage are now scattered all over the world — ceremoniously and proudly Hittites, imprinted in stone and bronze, look at visitors to museums in Germany, England, France and Turkey. Continue reading

Alanya: imagine yourself as a pirate or Cleopatra!

Imagine a place with heavenly beaches, warm climate, beautiful scenery, where pirates “nested” and took a bath one of the most famous Queens in the world. It may seem that it exists on the pages of some adventure book or fantasy novel. But no, this place is real. His name is Alania. This city is the pearl of the Turkish Mediterranean Riviera. I like to listen to fascinating stories, and Alanya has a lot of them… We got to Alanya by accident and got to it late at night when only local dogs did not sleep. Traveling by car along the coast of the Gulf of Antalya from Finike to Anamur, not tied to any time or to any specific route, we decided on the way to call in Alanya. And not a bit sorry about it. On the trip we were accompanied by a local Ashik (folk poet-musician, something like our kobzars) Murat, who in the city was a lot of relatives, hospitably sheltered us. Continue reading

Istanbul. Eyes fascination…
I want to tell the world about the most beautiful city on earth! I must say that I have seen a few of them, but still sincerely believe that Istanbul…

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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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The Treasure Of Bodrum
At the entrance to Bodrum from the road winding along the slopes of the mountains, a fascinating panorama opens up: snow-white houses buried in the greenery, the spires of yachts…

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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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