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Category Archives: Canakkale

TROY (TRUVA)

Legendary Trojan Horse, Canakkale

  The Fact and Fiction Surrounding the 4000 Year Old Ancient City Troy existed more than 4000 years as the center of ancient civilization. For many years, it was commonly believed that Troy was a myth, the product of fertile

THE MARMARA REGION

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  THE MARMARA REGION A fast highway connects Istanbul with Izmit, the capital of Kocaeli province. An important city in Roman times known as Nicomedeia, it is now a prosperous industrial center. The restored Saatci Efendi Konak, a typical 18th-century Ottoman mansion, now serves as theEthnography

CANAKKALE

Veterans' Memorial, Gelibolu National Park

  The city of Canakkale lies at the narrow, 1,200 meter entrance to the Canakkale Strait (theDardanelles) that connects the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean. Passenger and car ferries run daily between Canakkale on the Asian side and Eceabat and Kilitbahir on the European side. Yachts