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Heritage Turkey



'...There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets for us; where they lie side by side here in this country of ours...'
Ataturk (Founder of Turkish Republic), 1934

Following the foot-steps of the ancestors to recall their memories and imagine what they lived and saw will help us for better understanding of our lives and futures. Turkey hosts some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and each of them deserves their title. This paths of ancestors may take you to narrow streets of Hittites Capital city or Kamondo's staircases. Maybe you will rest on the top of the Mt. Nemrut or walk in battlegrounds of Gallipoli and try to imagine how they felt before they had closed their eyes to the world.


Anzac - Gallipoli 
Different names and nationalities came together in these lands when young soldiers died and lied next to each and today it is a symbol of brotherhood between Turkey, New Zealand & Australia.

Jewish Heritage
He who has impoverished his own country and enriched mine!" Bayezid II said when he welcomed the new Ottoman citizens saved from Spanish Inquisition. Now, we suggest you to follow their food prints from disembarking till now.


Goreme Open Air Museum 
This famous district is kind of a complex consists of rock-hewn churches, monasteries and dormitories dates back to 3rd and 4th century. Frescoes of these churches are very famous.

Safranbolu 
It is one of the old Ottoman style towns with its well-preserved houses. There are 1008 old houses confirmed by authorities as older than 100 years and still original. Near Yoruk village is also worth-seeing. It counts as World Heritage by UNESCO.


Pamukkale & Hierapolis
Pamukkale (means Cotton Castle) was famous for hundred years, since 2nd century BC. Spa water is used for healing. Hierapolis is known as a Hellenistic city and is in Unesco word heritage list.

Troy
It was like an antique world war and was thought as a legend till the end of the 19th century and then the forgotten legend rose up from its ashes. Maybe because of it is the legend in reality, UNESCO accepts it as a World Heritage.


Hattusa
€œHittites, the great civilization of Anatolia, ruled their land from here and their power was equal to Egyptian. They speeded up the development in Anatolia in many ways and their capital was the best sample, now called as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Mt. Nemrut
Everyone wants to be remembered but one man, Antiochus wanted that a bit more and he decided to sit and watch the sun rise and sun set with his Gods and Goddesses, forever. Now, UNESCO extends his will and counts it in World Heritage.


Pool of Sacred Fish
O fire! Be cool and become peace for Abraham' Quran. Birth place of Abraham where King Nimrod had tried to kill him by throwing him into furnace and with God will, fire turned into water and wood pieces become carps.

Mardin
Mardin is famous for its yellow cut stone houses and Assyrian church and monasteries in the region. Deyrulzaferan Monastery and Church of the 40 Martyrs are the highlights of the city.


House of Virgin Mary
Jesus Christ commended his mother to St. John and after crucifiction of Jesus, they traveled to Anatolia and common belief is, St. John brought her here where he tried to extend his words among the community of Ephesus and her house was found in mysterious way...

Konya Mevlana Celalledin Rumi 
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving, it doesn't matter...' Mevlana He lived and spent his life in Konya and extended his peaceful words to the word from here.