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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.

The Formation of Cappadocia

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Entstehung Kappadokiens

UNESCO-World Cultural and Natural Heritage Cappadocia is located at the centre of a region which used to have intense volcanic activity and it added a lot of value to the lay of the region. While Anatolia basically consists of big lakes and tropical swamps, it can be seen that animals, plants and carnivores dating to very old times were dominant in the region.

Konya former İkonion

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Konya – Kornkammer der Türkei

About 250 kilometres south of Ankara there is another important town whose history goes far back into the past: Konya. After leaving Ankara the road to Konya follows the edge of a huge salt lake past the steppes of the Anatolian highlands.The name Konya is the Turkish version of Ikonion.Read More 

Tinaztepe Cave on the way to Konya

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You will find the Tinaztepe Cavern next to the road leading to Konya from Antalya about 22 kilometres before you reach the town Seydisehir. The road leading to the parking of the caveRead Moreis next to a petrol station, about 150 metres away from the main road.

Nevşehir - Gate to Cappadocia

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Nevşehir - das Tor nach Kappadokien

Nevşehir, the gate to Cappadocia, is a traffic key point and since a short time a market and administration centre, that was founded in 1954. The name derives from the Persian Nau (translated intoRead MoreTurkish as Nev) for New and Schahr (translated into Turkish as Şehir) for City and means New City.

Madrasas in Sivas

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Madrasa comes from ancient Latin and, directly translated, means 'place of education', ie. a school or training centre for skills. Used in this way, it means higher education in the Islamic religion.Read More

Kırşehir

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Kırşehir - gemstone

Kırşehir is one of our most important cities in the Anatolian region. Kırşehir is located 156 km south-east of Ankara. The city’s beginning point leads to Hethitern. During the excavations 5000 year old settlementRead Moreregions Hashöyük (3500-2000 v. Chr.) and Kalehöyük (1700-600 v. Chr.) were found in our today’s province Kırşehir.

Anatolia - Surrounded by Mountains

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Anatolien - von Bergen umgeben

The eastern part of the Taurus Mountains consists of massive rocks stretching from the West and increasing in height to the East.

Eskişehir - Turkish Capital for Lületaş

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Eskişehir und der Meerschaum

Eskisehir (in ancient times it's name was Dorylaion) has got about 706.000 inhabitants and because of that is one of the biggest cities of Anatolia and as well capital city of the region of the same name. Today there is a well known university called Anadolu University and a huge air craft base of NATO.Read More

ARCHENCLOS Keşlik Monastary

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Archenclos - das Keşlik Kloster

After we returned to our vehicle from the venture we made into the stream, we came to “Keşlik Monastery”, which is also known as “Archenclos”, residential area of stone houses near Cemilköy.Read MoreThese rocks were partially carved out and only thin walls were left.

Karamanli

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Karamanli

Having been involved in the activities and surroundings of Karaman city lately and as we tried to learn the history of the city, we discovered that there is an ethno/religious side to her name "Karaman".

Beyşehir

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Beyşehir und die einzigartige Holzsäulenmoschee

Beyşehir is a large town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. The town is located on the south eastern shore of Lake Beyşehir and is marked to the west and the southwestRead Moreby the steep lines and forests of the Taurus Mountains, while a fertile plain, an extension of the lake area, extends in the south eastern direction.

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