Anatolia

Göbeklitepe that altered history

Anatolia has been a popular region for settlement throughout history due to its geopolitical location and fertile lands. Humanity, on the other hand, has consistently built places of worship from past to present. Early periods of civilization are currently being rewritten with Göbeklitepe - home to the oldest known temple in the world.

Ahlat, an open-air museum

I'm in Ahlat, currently a candidate for UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status. Ahlat (or Akhlat) is the gateway to Anatolia. Here, on Lake Van's most scenic shores, are the city of Bitlis, the city of our Ottoman forefathers, and the Islamic dome of the Seljuks.

Göbeklitepe takes European’s roots back to Anatolian lands

Göbeklitepe, the prehistoric site situated 15 kilometers away from the city of Şanlıurfa in southeastern Turkey represents a reset in terms of our knowledge about civilization, according to an expert. It is more evidence that Anatolia's contribution to the rise of civilization is much greater than we thought, said Nezih Başgelen.

Cranes migrating ‘feel safe’ amid Anatolian reed

Anatolian folk songs have always been about longing, despair and love, likening cranes on migration to people harboring these sentiments. Cranes in the past few years have sought safety in the reeds and skies of Anatolia, with many of them not migrating this year, but preferring to stay in the Ekşisu Reed in the eastern province of Erzincan.

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