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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Attalea? Adalia? An-TA-Li-ya!
Attalea — in 159 BC, the city of Attalea was founded by king Attalus II of Pergamos. Adaliya — the so-called city of the Byzantines, who brought back still standing…

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City on seven hills or aboriginal in Istanbul
Despite the fact that the official capital of Turkey since 1923 is Ankara, yet the song, heart and mystery of this country was and remains Istanbul. Istanbul is what the…

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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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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 Main part of the territory of Turkey is in Asia and called Anatolia. Only 3 per cent of the country’s territory is on the European continent. Turkey is mainly a mountainous country. Plains little, they are located on the coast in the valleys of rivers. On three sides Turkey is washed by the sea: in the North — Black, in the West — Aegean and marble, in the South — Mediterranean. In the mountainous areas of Eastern Anatolia, the air temperature in winter sometimes drops to :30° C, and on the coastal plains of the Mediterranean sea — a hot subtropical marine climate, there is even grown date palm, sugar cane and bananas. The population of Turkey is about 66 million people, and it is growing rapidly. Continue reading

Holy place is never empty

Hagia Sophia, here to stop, the Lord Ordered the peoples and kings, Because your dome, according to the witness, As a chain suspended from heaven… Where did your Builder generous, When the mind and thought is high, Placed the apses and Exedra, Pointing them to the West and East? O. Mandelstam “to Those who see this temple, it seems exceptional. Those who hear about it – unsurpassed,” — said once Procopius of Caesarea. I was lucky: I stand at the gates of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul in a crowd of fussy tourists. Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sofia) — a Grand pile of cubes and semicircles, as if taken on their shoulders the heavy burden of centuries. I confess I went to Istanbul for him. But once I arrived, everything was slow. Continue reading

ANATOLIA. Two routes
Pamukkale. Rain over Hierapolis Five o'clock in the morning. Even darker. My not yet had time to finally Wake up fellow travelers sleepily climb into the cabin of the bus.…

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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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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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City on seven hills or aboriginal in Istanbul
Despite the fact that the official capital of Turkey since 1923 is Ankara, yet the song, heart and mystery of this country was and remains Istanbul. Istanbul is what the…

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