Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses

Turkey Outlets and cheap shopping addresses in Turkey Shopping is an indispensable part of our daily life. Outlet shops have become the addresses for cheaper shopping. Many brands manufacture cheaper products especially for their outlets. List of some outlet center Click More »

Balıkesir

Balıkesir: Blessed with numerous islands where lush green forests stretch along the shores of the infinite sea, Balıkesir province is also the habitat of abundant olive groves. Founded by the Mysians in ancient times, Balıkesir has been one of the Click More »

Amasya

Amasya:  The city where the Sultans’ sons were educated and the legendary city where Ferhad had to mine the mountains to reunite with his beloved Shirin, Amasya has been one of the major cities of many civilizations since the ancient Click More »

Mersin

Mersin Mersin: One of the warmest and most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean region that can be visited for its authentic flavors and beautiful beaches any time of the year. Mersin is one of the most developed cities of the Click More »

Burdur

Burdur Burdur: Located in the western part of the Mediterranean Region, Burdur is a major city where scenic beauties meet with historical archaeology Settled for the first time in 7000 BC, Burdur has been home to many civilizations and ancient Click More »

Yalova

Yalova: Surrounded by the Marmara Sea, Yalova is a peaceful and relaxing city rich in thermal springs and abundant nature. It is estimated that Yalova was founded in the 7th century BC by Bithynians from Thrace. Yalova is rich in Click More »

Karabük

Karabük Karabük is situated on an important trade route between Amasra on the coast and central Anatolia. Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Karabük was built in the 1930s as the seat of the iron and steel Click More »

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Museums

The unequaled works of art and remains belonging to the many civilizations and societies that left their mark in Turkey are preserved across the centuries to welcome today’s visitors. Shedding light into history, far and recent, this legacy is well-preserved Click More »

Winter Sports

Turkey, which attracts the attention with different scenic beauties every season, offers the most beautiful ski slopes in winter. The Skiing centers of Anatolia welcome many winter sports enthusiasts and offer slopes that are suitable for a variety of winter Click More »

Water Sports

The crossroads of Europe and Asia surrounded by the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and Aegean and Marmara seas, Turkey is the heart of water sports. Turkey is a peninsula awaiting its visitors to explore the seas of magnificently unique regions. Click More »

Outdoor Sports

For the active tourist Turkey has many mountains that offer winter sport activities . The mountains offer wonderful winter sports like skiing, mountain climbing and hiking. Enjoy the winter sports by checking out some of the to climbing sites such Click More »

Alternative Tourism

Alternative tourism options appeal to a wide range of holiday makers who are looking for options other than the classic holiday! Turkey offers a variety of alternatives and services ranging from eco-tourism as a means to commune with nature to Click More »

Antique Cities

Home to the world’s earliest settlements and numerous civilizations ranging from the tiniest of communities to the greatest of empires, Anatolia invites you to discover its ancient cities. Aphrodisias With a history dating back to 5000 BC, the ancient city Click More »

Ephesus

Ephesus Ephesus; one of the most important regions of Izmir and Turkey and the most famous Greek city of the ancient times with a heritage dating back to 6 thousand BC The ancient city of Ephesus located close to Seljuk, Click More »

Alanya

Alanya Alanya; one of nature’s most generous regions located by in front of the Toros mountains by the Mediterranean Sea and the hub of many civilizations throughout the centuries Located on a peninsula reaching into the in the Mediterranean Sea, Click More »

Uzungöl

Uzungöl Uzungöl: Located within the province of Trabzon, one of the most beautiful cities of Eastern Black Sea Region, Uzungöl, with its lush green nature and calm water, peacefully lies within a valley.   Uzungöl is the lake that also Click More »

Historical Peninsula

Historical Peninsula Historical Peninsula: A historical region which has flourished over the centuries since its earliest settlement, the Historical Peninsula hosts invaluable monuments of bygone civilizations. Also called Suriçi (Walled City) the area was founded in 685 BC and named Click More »

Selçuk

Selçuk Selçuk:  Center of many civilizations since ancient times, both sacred and historic region and the open air museum of Izmir. Selçuk, with a history dating back to 6000 BC, abounds in valuable artifacts illustrative of the culture and architecture Click More »

Safranbolu

Safranbolu Safranbolu:  A dreamy town of historical significance, Safranbolu is located in the Black Sea Region and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Mentioned in Homer’s Iliad, Safranbolu, with a history dating back to ancient times, has been one Click More »

 

Although there are so much information about the foundation of Ankara the capital city of Turkey, archeological excavations have shown that there had been a prehistorical settlement on Ulus and Kale districts. The city had been called as Ankira, Kankira, Engüru, Angora, Angara for ages. Then it has finally taken its recent name ‘Ankara’. During the excavations of the city there have been brought to light many traces belong to Hittites, Frigyans, Romans, the Byzantines and Hatties (Bronze Age) who had constituted the first united society of Anatolia. At researches accomplished at Gavurkale, it has beeen found that Hittities had been settled mostly in Ankara when they had come to Anatolia. At the excavations carried out in Golbaşi district which is a small town of Ankara, very important findings belong to Hittites and Frigyas have been brought to light. Especially, so much information has been obtained from a necropolis containing rich grave goods. Very important Hittite remnants dated to 1700 – 110 B.C have been brought to light in excavations carried out on settlements such as Karaoglan, Asarcik, Polath, Bitik, Karahoyuk, Yassihoytik, all of which are included in frontiers of Ankara provision. Especially, in Gavurkale at Haymana region mentioned above a stele have been found and so many information has been obtained about the Hittites had lived there.

According to the great historian Heredot, Frigyans originated from Makedonia had taken Kultepe, Bogazkoy, Alacahoyuk and Hattusas. Afterwards the Hittite Empire had been abolished, the Frigyans had turned Ankara into their major settlement area.

The biggest tumulus of Anatolia which had been constructed for the famous Frigya King Midas in 300 meter height on Gordion (today’s Polath) which had been the capital city of Frigya Kingdom, once upon a time.

In 275 B.C., Galats coming from Balkans had settled on Kazan area remaining between Kizihrmak ans Sakarya rivers. Then, tribe of  them Tosogs had moved tp Ankara Region. Today’s Ankara fortress is building that have remained from the period of Galats. In 25 B.C. , in the period of Emperor Augustos, Ankara had become an important Roman metropol, sinceRomans had lost their authority in following ages, it had taken under control by the Byzantines in 270 A.C. After victory of Maziker battle in 1071, Seljuk Turks had penetrated into the inner parts of Middle Anatolia Region, and they had captured Angora City in 1073. After a short time, the city had been taken under control by Emir Gazi the Sir of Danishments. Afterwards, Orhan Gazi the Ottoman Prince had occupied the city and finally I. Murat the Ottoman Prince had added the city into the frontiers of Ottoman Empire. On 28 July 1402, on Cubuk region at near Ankara; there had been a battle field between navy of Mogol Khan Timur and Yildinm Beyazit the Ottoman Prince. At the end of the battle, Ottomans had been defeated and the Ottoman Prince Beyazit and his sons Musa and Mustafa had been taken into prisoner and they had been sent to Ankara Forttress. After a short time from this battle, Mogol Khan Timur and his navy had left fro Ankara, therefore the authority of the city had again passed to the Ottomans. In 1403, Mehmet Celebi the son of Yıldırım Beyazit had declared the power of his authority himself. Then other son Isa Celebi and Stileymen Celebi had declared their authorities sequentially. However, after a silent period, the city had again been passed to the hands of the Ottoman Empire and it had been the center of the area comprising Kirsehir, Corum and Yozgat provinces in Middle Anatolia. Today, Ankara is famous for Ankara goat. Its silky and soft cotton have being transported to Europe and to other countries of the world since XVI. Century A.C.

In 1920, the Ottoman Empire had fallen down. Then Ankara have become the capital city of new Turkey; namely of Turkish Rebuplic.

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