Eskişehir in central Turkey qualifies for final in global urban transformation prize

Eskişehir, a Central Anatolian city, has beaten Turkey’s and the world’s largest metropolises by qualifying for the finals of the World Resources Institute’s WRI Ross Prize in urban transformation. Click through for the story in Alamy photos...

Vandals destroy history in Phrygian Valley

The Phrygian Valley, located within the borders of the Aegean provinces of Kütahya and Afyonkarahisar and the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, has suffered heavy destruction by treasure hunters. Targeting rock tombs, churches and castles in the region, the vandals also destroyed the walls of the rock-hewn Ayazini Church built a millennium ago with dynamite. 

Massive Ancient Underground City Once Housed 20,000 People

Many of us have fantasized about having a door in our home that leads us to a hidden world, but can you imagine a buried city laying just behind the walls of your house? In 1963, a Turkish man knocked down a wall in his basement, only to discover the ancient 18-story underground city of Derinkuyu, reports My Modern Met.