Black Sea Coast of Turkey Alpine forests? Tea plantations? Billions of hazelnuts? World’s oldest cherry orchards? Turkey’s Black Sea coast issurprising in many ways. The sky isoften grey but the land is greenfrom plentiful rain. Fat dairy cattle munch lush grass and produce the country’s best milk and butter. Fresh sardines are a delicacy. The Black Sea coast is never crowdedbecause cloud is more common than sun, the sea water […]
In the movie “Sounds of Mardin” produced by the Mardin Museum Directorate, three traditional folk songs of Mardin were vocalized by 48 local artists in Turkish, Arabic, Kurdish, Syriac and Armenian languages. The movie aims at promoting and making thousands of years old tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Mardin Province visible and viable. Enjoy […]
MESOPOTAMIA, BEYOND A LAND Copy from mezopotamya.travel http://mezopotamya.travel/index.php/en Mesopotamia, the story began and continues to endure. Mesopotamia, the land of firsts, uniques and oldests, awaits for you. Discover a legendary history, a legendary culture, a legendary nature and legendary tastes here in Mesopotamia.
Upper Mesopotamia is the name used for the uplands and great outwash plain of northwestern Iraq, northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey, in the northern Middle East. Since the early Muslim conquests of the mid-7th century, the region has been known by the traditional Arabic name of al-Jazira (Arabic: الجزيرة “the island”, also transliterated Djazirah, Djezirah, Jazirah) and the Syriac (Aramaic) variant Gāzartā or Gozarto (ܓܙܪܬܐ). The Euphrates and Tigris rivers transform Mesopotamia into almost an island, as they are joined together at the Shatt al-Arab in the Basra Governorate of […]
GÖBEKLITEPE: ZERO POINT IN TIME Göbeklitepe is located on the edge of the Fertile Crescent, 12 km northeast of Şanlıurfa in the Tek Mountains. While Göbeklitepe preserves its mystery as one of the most important discoveries in the history of archaeology, Our impressions of the emergence of human settlement and civilisation are perpetually changing. There […]
BLACK SEA &KAÇKAR MOUNTAİN The Kaçkar Mountains are an extension of the Caucasus, and separate the Black Sea from Anatolia. Armenians and Georgians settled early in the Pontic Alps, now the Kaçkar, later building wonderful stone monastery churches hidden in the mountains. The Turks gradually occupied the area from the 11th century but area remained […]