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Kars - The Armenian Citadel of Kars

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Kars - The Armenian Citadel of Kars

During the 10th century A.D. Kars was the capital of a kingdom ruled by the Bagratides, a people originally from Armenia. During the 11th century Kars was destroyed by the Seldjuks, during the 13th century by the Mongolians, and later was conquered and destroyed by Tamerlan.

Trip to Van Lake and the surrounding area

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Trip to Van Lake and the surrounding area

We, that are 20 members of the HÜR-TÜRK-Verein Alanya (Free Turkish-German Friendship Association) and another 4 guests, had the common wish to travel to Van Lake.

Erzurum - Historical Background and Facts

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Erzurum - Historischer Hintergrund

Erzurum is the biggest city in Eastern Anatolia and is the capital of the province of the same name. With about 800.000 inhabitants, it is also one of the ten biggest cities in Turkey.Read More

Bitlis – natural region of beauty at Van Lake

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Bitlis – natural region of beauty at Van Lake

Bitlis is a city and at the same time the name of a province in the South-east of Turkey, bordering the province of Ağrı in the North, Muş in the West, Siirt in the South and Lake Van and the province of Van in the East.

Malatya - former Hethitian Melid

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Malatya (in Hethitian Melid) is the capital of the province of the same name in Anatolia, a really mountainous area. In 2000, it was estimated to have a population of 381.081.Read More

Van - famous for its Lake and Cats

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Van, located on the south eastern shores of Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey, was known as Tuşpa and was the capital city of the ancient Urartian State (1000 B.C.).Read More Van

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