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izmir, Mediterranean, travel -

The warmth of the climate, also the warmth of the people, sea bathing, strolls in shady lanes, or al fresco evenings to savour the mézés from a traditional café; you can find everything the word Mediterranean can make you think of at Alacati.The city was known as Agrillia in the ancient times and it owes its modern name to the “Alaca at” (spotted horse) Turkic tribe that conquered the region about a millennia ago. Since the word 'Alacaat' was difficult to pronounce for the local Greeks, the name morphed into Alacati, which is used today.Alacati was among the many important...

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denizli, greek, history, pamukkale, roman, thermal, travel -

Named after the cotton-white travertine formation, Pamukkale, is among the most important natural and historical landmarks to visit in Turkey. The dazzling white calcite cliffs of Pamukkale are composed of calcium deposits left by its hot springs. A series of earth quakes that took place about 400 thousand years ago, combined with other geological factors created this magical cotton-white travertine structure. There are 17 hot water artesian springs that feed water in the range of 35-100 °C in the region. The hot water from these springs travels a distance of 320 meters. The hot water then pours into these cotton-white travertine...

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istanbul, travel -

Istanbul, which has been the capital of three different empires, will conquer your heart not only with its history, but with many more things as well. In addition to being the city connecting two continents, Istanbul is a metropolis with a lot of contrasts and superior traditional values. Some people call it “the capital of the world”, whilst others call it “the bridge between Europe and Asia”. In any case, Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city with 13 million inhabitants and is one of the largest cities around the globe. For this time around, I decided to share with you some...

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The Auburn Gallipoli Mosque is an Ottoman-style Turkish mosque in Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales. The mosque attracts about 800 worshipers every week. Although the mosque is primarily used by Turkish Australians, nearly half of the present congregation is made up of Muslims from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Auburn Gallipoli Mosque The first mosque on the present mosque site was opened for worship on the 3rd of November 1979. It was a house which had the internal walls removed to generate an open space environment. The construction of the present mosque structure began in 1986. The Mosque’s construction was completed and...

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At the town square of this little village, on a large flag pole, alongside Belgian and Valonia flags, Turkish flag is flying. However nobody in this village speaks Turkish or has Turkish heritage. The Faymoville village which is situated in the mountainous region of Arden, near Liege, has approximately 100 residents. At the town square, the library windows has Turkish flags and there is a marble monument at the front in which the crescent and star of Turkish flag are carved. According to the legend, when the Catholic Church was collecting tax from European countries in 16th century to fight...

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