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Who is Erol Taş?

Erol Taş (28 February 1928 – 8 November 1998; Istanbul), Turkish actor, former boxer. When she was two years old, she moved to Istanbul with her mother, Nefise Hanım, upon the death of her father, Hamza Bey. [...]

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Where is Hattuşaş Ancient City? History and Story

Hattusha was the capital of the Hittites during the late bronze age. It is located in Boğazkale district, 82 km southwest of Çorum city center. Hattusha Antique City The city is on the stage of history, between the 17th and 13th centuries BC of the Hittite Empire. [...]

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Where is Pamukkale? How were Pamukkale Travertines formed?

Pamukkale is a natural location in the province of Denizli in southwestern Turkey. It includes the terraces of the carbonate minerals remaining from the Kent Thermal Springs and the flowing waters, and the travertines. It is located in the Aegean region of Turkey, in the Menderes River valley, which has a temperate climate. [...]

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Where is Akdamar Church? History and Story

The Holy Cross Church or Holy Cross Cathedral on Akdamar Island was built by King Gagik I to house a part of the Genuine Cross, which is rumored to have been brought to the Van region in the 7th century after it was smuggled from Jerusalem to Iran. [...]

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About Zağnos Pasha Mosque and Complex

Zagnos Pasha Mosque or Balikesir Great Mosque was built as a complex in Balikesir in 1461 by Zagnos Pasha, one of the viziers of Fatih Sultan Mehmet. Today, its bath and mosque are still standing. The tomb, muvakkithane and [...]

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Where is Amisos Hill? History and Story

Amisos Hill, or formerly Baruthane Hill, is a protected area dating to the 3rd century BC and discovered on November 28, 1995. The burial chambers in the tumuli were discovered by treasure hunters before they were taken under protection. [...]

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Where is Kızkalesi? History and Story

Kızkalesi, which is the important tourism center of Erdemli, is 23 km from Erdemli and 60 km from Mersin. Its historical name is Korykos. While it was a village until 1992, it was taken into town status in the same year and became a municipality. Girls Castle, [...]

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Where is the Ancient City of Zeugma? History and Story

Zeugma is an ancient city founded by Seleukos I Nikator, one of the generals of Alexander the Great, around 300 BC. Today, it is on the outskirts of Belkıs district, which is 10 km away from Nizip district of Gaziantep province. The city, which was first known as "Selevkaya Euphrates", which means Seleukosia on the Euphrates, on behalf of its founder, is Rome. [...]

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About Eflatunpınar Hitit Water Monument

Eflatunpınar is located within the borders of Beyşehir district of Konya province, in an area where two natural water sources come to the surface, about ten kilometers from Beyşehir Lake, where the Late Hittite remains and remains of the Late Hittite dating back to 1300 BC. [...]