Central Anatolia Region

Horse barn in historic settlement becomes museum

A horse barn, discovered by archaeologists in Kayaşehir, will be reorganized as the Natural History Museum. Kayaşehir is a historical rock-cut hillside settlement that was discovered by chance during the urban transformation works carried out by the Housing Development Administration (TOKİ) seven years ago in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir.

Japanese archaeologist examines Anatolian civilizations in situ for 40 years

After completing his university education with a scholarship in Turkey, where he came for a touristic trip in 1981, a Japanese archaeologist has been continuing his excavations in various parts of Anatolia for the last 40 years.

Kimiyoshi Matsumura has been unearthing artifacts from ancient civilizations for nearly 40 years, traveling every inch of Anatolia.

Sultan Reeds, a bird paradise in Central Anatolia

The Sultan Reeds National Park on the skirts of Erciyes Mountain welcomes its visitors with reeds longer than a human height as well as bird sounds.

The park, which was declared a protected area in 2020, was named after the Ottoman Sultan Murat IV who stayed there with his army for three months on his way to the 1636 Revan Expedition.

World-famous Cappadocia drew over 60,000 tourists this May

Turkey's world-famous Cappadocia region, home to fabled fairy chimneys and stunning balloon rides, welcomed over 60,000 tourists this May, local tourism officials said in a statement on June 11.

According to authorities in the central Nevşehir province, 61,634 people visited 17 top tourist sites in Cappadocia.

Diplomats’ spouses held art exhibit in capital Ankara

An exhibit of embroidered works made by the wives of foreign diplomats serving in Turkey opened on June 10 in the capital Ankara.

The ambassadors' wives and many guests attended the exhibit's opening organized by the Embroidery Club in Atakule tower, a famed Ankara landmark offering stunning views of the city.