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Central Anatolia

Central Anatolian Region, located in the center of Turkey, covers 19% of the total area of Turkey with its 151.000 km2 (62,548 sq mi) of land, it's the second largest region of Turkey after Eastern Anatolia. Central Anatolia offers an incredibly historical and diverse landscape dating back to a diverse array of civilizations. There are small and medium-size industrial facilities in Central Anatolia.

Sivas - The Congress Heyet-i Temilye

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Sivas - The Congress Heyet-i Temilye

Sivas is a town in Central Anatolia, about 250 kilometres east of Ankara in the province of the same name. It's old Greek name was Sebasteia. The number of inhabitants was 278.000 in 1997.

Our way takes us from Kirikkale to Yozgat

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Our way takes us from Kirikkale to Yozgat

We wanted to cover the few kilometres to Yozgat during this time tour through Central Anatolia to Konya and Kirikkale, because according to our information there are also very attractive landscapes and cultural-historical backgrounds that also go back to the Hittites.

We follow the traces of the Hittites to Hattusa / Ankara

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We follow the traces of the Hittites to Hattusa / Ankara

Near the village of Bogazkale, around 150 kilometres east of Ankara, you can visit the remains of Hattusa, the former capital of the Hittite empire, which was the ruling force in the 2nd millennium BC all over Anatolia and the northern part of today's Syria.

Hair Museum Avanos - idea origns in a pottery

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Das eigentümliche Haarmuseum von Avanos

The bizarre Avanos Hair Museum: a small cave containing hair samples, names and addresses of more than 16,000 women from all around the world. It was founded by Chez Galip, a talented potter from Avanos, a town famous for its pottery.

Old town and surroundings of Kayseri

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Old town and surroundings of Kayseri

The city of Kayseri, the Roman Caesarea, extends at the foot of the Erciyes Mountains (3,916 meters), an extinct volcano and well-known winter sports centre with good hotels and slopes.

Ankara Airport - Esenboğa International

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Flughafen Ankara - Esenboğa

Esenboğa International Airport (IATA: ESB, ICAO: LTAC) Turkish: Ankara Esenboğa Havalimanı, is an airport in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. It has been operating since 1955. The name of the airport comes from the village of Esenboğa, which literally means "healthy bull".

The Secret Valley • Balta's Place in Mustafapaşa

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Geheimes Tal • Balta's Ort

We decided to continue our journey. Balta’nın Yeri (Saklı Vadi), which is located near Mustafapaşa district (its old Greek name is Sinassos), waited for us. As we continued our journey with a car, it didn’t take long for us to realize why this place is called hidden valley.

Binbir Kilise (One Thousand Churches)

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Binbir Kilise (Eintausend Kirchen)

We left Karaman in direction to Kilbasan on an asphalted country road leading to Karapinar. At Dinek we turned to the left, just after passing the massive 2.288 metres high former volcano Karadag, again on a metalled but smaller road, in direction to Madensehir just 30 kilometres to the north of Karaman.

Taşkale – First Stop Next to Cappadocia

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Taşkale – im Vorhof von Kappadokien?

We are on the road from Karaman to Eregli on country road 350 as we turn to the right to direction Taşkale, a lovely nice little village in picturesque valley which belongs to Karaman about 40 kilometres away from the city.

Cappadocia’s handicrafts and pottery center Avanos

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Avanos - die Töpfer- und Keramikstadt

First of all, we stopped by Avanos, which is Cappadocia’s handicrafts and pottery center, for lunch. This is an underground rock restaurant. Although when I looked from the outside I did not like it, dining hall of the restaurant was authentic and attractive. The residences that carved by damp-proof white rock are common in this region.

Kayseri - Centre of Trade in Turkey

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Kayseri - das Handelszentrum am Erciyes

Kayseri (first name was Mazaka, later name was Caesarea) ist he capital city of the region of the same name in Cappadocia in Turkey of about 500.000 inhabitants. Kayseri is one of the very few capitals of TurkeyRead More which number of inhabitants is not increasing rapidly during the last years.

Karaman – The first of XC Paragliding Tour 2010

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Karaman – The first of XC Paragliding Tour 2010

On a Tuesday morning in the hot September season of Alanya, we took off to witness a few days of the internationally participated (Pal Takats, world champion in acrobatics, Mads Sydergaard, editor of Cross Country magazine, Olivier Laugero, world renown xcmag.com photographer, Fredegar Tommek, Fabrice Sibille) great sports event of paragliding shows in its first leg at Karaman.

The visual feast of nature; Üzengi Valley

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Üzengi Tal - visueller Augenschmaus der Natur

If you keep going through the alleyway after passing the Karakuş facilities through the Mustafapaşa Road at the west of Ürgüp, after a while you can reach Üzengi Stream which runs in parallel to the valley and where the water level isn’t so high. The valley also has an entrance from the direction of Ortahisar.

Travelogues Beysehir, Egridir and Burdur

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Eflatun Pinari

Really wonderful landscapes when passing through the Taurus Mountains
During the main season or on a Turkish public holiday, when all the resorts are bursting at the seams, the lakes of Beysehir, Egridir and Burdur,Read Morelying just behind the mountain range, offer quietness and relaxation.

Pessinus and the Kybele ritual

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Pessinus is an ancient town in Phrygia (Asia Minor). Today it is called Ballihisar and is situated about 13 kilometres from Sivrihisar. It is said that this was the birthplace of the Kybele ritual.Read More In the centre of the holy area was a black meteorite which was taken to Rome in 205/4 B.C. 

Sivrihisar

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Sivrihisar (Spalya, or Justianopolis as it was called by the Romans) is an Anatolian town on the main road from Eskisehir to Ankara. Near to the mountain you will find the ruins ofRead Morean old Armenian church (Kizil Kule) and some old Armenian houses.

Tuzköy - Village ravaged by cancer in Cappadocia

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The caves, rock houses and grand stone formations inTurkey's Cappadocia region draw tourists from around the world. Nestled among these natural wonders, however, lies a village where the earth is believed to deliver death rather than rewards.

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