Photos from Turkey


The name of Turkey in the Turkish language: Türkiye, can be divided into two components: Türk, which means 'strong, mighty' in Old Turkic and and the suffix -iye meaning 'land of'. The Anatolian peninsula, comprising most of modern Turkey, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited regions in the world. It has therefore an amazing heritage from many Empires and people who ruled at various points in history, like the Hittites, the Greeks, the Seljuk, the Ottomans and many more.

See also photos from North-Eastern Turkey, 2005

 

sea of marmara

Istanbul : local guy diving from a shipwreck

 

fetiye sunset

Sunset on the coast near Fetiye

 

Ortishar

Cappadocia : Ortishar

 

amasra

Amasra, on the Black Sea coast

 

Mount Ararat

Mount Ararat from Dogubeyazit

 

Ishak Pasa Sarayi near Doyubeyazit

The citadel and mosque of Ishak Pasa Sarayi near Doyubeyazit
(more castles and citadels this this gallery)

 

Sanli Urfa

Sanli Urfa : Halil Rahman Mosque in Sanli Urfa
(this town claims to be the birth place of the prophet Abraham and many pilgrims come here

 

hattusa

The "Door of the Kings" in the ruins of the Hittites capital Hattusa
now near Bogazköy in Central Anatolia

 

amasya

Amasya

 

nemrut

Carving of Hercules shaking hand with the king of Arsamenia, Mithradates
near the Nemrut mountain (the area is rich in archeological remains)

 

pamukkale

Limestone pools of Pamukkale
(similar terrassed pools can be found at Bai Shui Tai, Tibet)

 

Hierapolis

Amphitheatre of Hierapolis (Greek for 'holy city')

 

side turkey

Roman ruins in Side : the Temple of Apollo

 

See also photos from North-Eastern Turkey, 2005

 


Turkey was part of the 2000-2001 trip

read about the trip for 2000 : § 1  2
read about the trip for 2001 : § 3  4
banknotes / billets de banque
détails sur le voyage pour 2000 : § 1  2
détails sur le voyage pour 2001 : § 3  4

 

             to : Bulgaria
from / to : Greece from : Iran
                   detour / detour : North-Cyprus

 

 
 

 


 

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