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Erzurum - Historical Background and Facts

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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 MoreIt is situated about 190 kilometres east of Erzincan and about 1300 kilometres east of Istanbul on a plateau about 1.950 metres above sea level.

Kars - The Citadel of Kars

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In the north-east of Turkey you will find a province called Kars whose capital is a town of the same name. It is the administrative centre for about 90.000 inhabitants. Because it is only 45 kilometres to the Armenian border and about 65 kilometres to the border of Georgia,Read Moremany soldiers are on duty in the town.

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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