Central Anatolia Region

Underground ceramic museum in Avanos

The world's first and only underground ceramic museum was opened last year in Turkey's Cappadocia region by a family engaged in the ceramic business for five generations The Cappadocia Underground Ceramic Museum (Güray Museum) is considered the world's first rock-carved underground ceramic museum and is a highly popular spot in the Avanos district in the central Anatolian province of Nev

Treasure hunters find late Roman mosaics

Mosaics from the late Roman era have been unearthed by an illegal excavation carried out in a wheat field in the central Anatolian province of Yozgat's Sorgun district.

The treasure hunters, whose identities are not yet known, excavated two spots in the wheat field, which is located five kilometers away from the ruins of Kerkenes.

'Gateway to Cappadocia' on rise in tourism

The Central Anatolian province of Aksaray has become so popular among tourists in recent years thanks to its Ihlara Valley, underground cities, caravanserais and the investments in accommodation Eight archaeological sites in the Central Anatolian province of Aksaray, which dates back to 10,000 years ago, were visited by more than 1 million tourists last year, a 17 percent increase in com

Snow Marx vs snow wolf: Turkish leftists and nationalists engage in new cold war

Always at odds ideologically, Turkish leftists and nationalists have dared each other once more to start a new war, but instead of the hot conflicts of the 1970s, the two sides have launched hostilities in a new "cold war," as they make the best of the current wintry weather.

New details emerge in massive ancient underground city discovery in Cappadocia

New details have been revealed about the massive ancient underground city discovered in Turkey's Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir.

The tunnels of the underground city are located under a conical-shaped hill and are wide enough for a car to pass through.