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Turkey - Bird Watching at Göksu River

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Turkey - Bird Watching at Göksu River

Turkey is one of the richest countries in wetlands among the countries in Europe and the Middle East. These wetlands have great importance especially for wildlife as well as for local economy.

Taşucu - Ferry to Girne-Kyrenia on Northern Cyprus

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Taşucu - Ferry to Girne-Kyrenia on Northern Cyprus

A really nondescript town on the Turkish Riviera, which has got its fame almost exclusively due to its car-ferry harbor: Taşucu - Ferry to Girne / Kyrenia on Northern Cyprus.

Adana Airport - Şakirpaşa Havalimanı

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Adana Airport or Adana Şakirpaşa Airport (Turkish: Adana Şakirpaşa Havalimanı) (IATA: ADA, ICAO: LTAF) is an airport located in the city of Adana in the Adana Province of Turkey.

Alahan Monastery in Mut at Göksu Valley

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Alahan Monastery in Mut Region

We headed from Mut towards Karaman on Highway 715, which is currently being improved. After the first bend about 22 kilometres after leaving Mut, we are struck by the silhouette of the Alahan Monastery higher up on the mountain.

The Cave Church of Alaoda

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When you are on the road between Mut and Karaman you may take a short break next to the village of Geçimli (Malya) and ask for the way to Alaoda Cave Church. Just a couple of minutes away from the main road you will enter into cave which floors are still covered with ancient mosaics showing lots of Christian motives.

Tarsus the Capital of ancient Cilicia

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Tarsus the Capital of ancient Cilicia

Tarsus was the Capital of Cilicia, situated on the banks of the river Cydnus and commanding the road from the Mediterranean Sea to Central Anatolia through the Cilician Gate.

Mut, the City of Apricot

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Mut, the City of Apricot

We went to Karaman again with regard to preparation of the 2011 Paragliding Weeks. Here, the district governor drew our attention to the ancient city of Claudiopolis and invited us to see the district centre called Mut and its vicinity. This region is especially famous for growing of Mut Apricot, which is an aromatic apricot type.

Kilise Tepe at River Göksu

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Kilise Tepe at River Göksu

Our invitation from the Municipality of Mut, especially by the Kaymakam….. includes one more special event when we were going to Kilise Tepe, about 25 Kilometers outside of Mut. Always following the Göksu River we at least were leaving the main road going into a farm road, then even going cross country.

Anamur - Ancient Roman Settlement and Medieval Castle

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Anamur - Ancient Roman Settlement and Medieval Castle

After leaving Alanya and driving for about two hours along very small, winding but breathtaking roads, past beautiful bays and lonely beaches, you will reach Anamur, a place not yet touched by mass tourism.  

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