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Kusadaci on Turkey's Emerald Coast

Kusadaci on Turkey's Emerald Coast

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The port city of Kusadasi, located along the Turquoise Coast, is home to beautiful beaches and Roman ruins such as the ones found in nearby Ephesus .…moreThe port city of Kusadasi, located along the Turquoise Coast, is home to beautiful beaches and Roman ruins such as the ones found in nearby Ephesus . The Roman Empire took possession of the coast in the 2nd century BC and made it their provincial capital and in the early years of Christianity. St John the Evangelist and (according to Roman Catholic sacred tradition) Mary (mother of Jesus) both came to live in the area. Kusadaci is a reknown center of carpet weaving. less

Istanbul

Istanbul

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Istanbul biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly known as th…moreIstanbul biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sultan Ahmed Mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. At its lower levels and at every pier, the interior of the mosque is lined with more than 20,000 handmade ceramic tiles in more than fifty different tulip designs. Dolmabahçe Palace, located in the Beşiktaş district on the European coastline of the Bosphorus strait, served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1856 to 1922, Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the Greek Patriarchal cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935. Topkapi Palace was the Sultan's residence during Ottoman's times. Construction began in 1459, ordered by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of Byzantine Constantinople. The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings. At its peak, the palace was home to as many as 4,000 people, The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar is one of the largest bazaars in the city. Located in Fatih, in the neighborhood of Eminönü and is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The building itself is part of the külliye of Yeni Mosque, and rents from the shops within was intended to help pay for the upkeep of the mosque. The structure was designed by the chief court architect Koca Kasım Ağa, but completed by architect Mustafa in 1660. less

Bodrum

Bodrum

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Bodrum is a port city, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, .It has a vibrant touri…moreBodrum is a port city, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, .It has a vibrant tourist economy and the harbour is an international yachting center. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, overlooks the harbour and the marina. less

Ephesus, Turkey. A Unesco city

Ephesus, Turkey. A Unesco city

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Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province. It was …moreEphesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province. It was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League during the Classical Greek era. In the Roman period, Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 in the 1st century BC, which also made it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Emperor Constantine I rebuilt much of the city and erected new public baths. Following the Edict of Thessalonica from emperor Theodosius I, the temple was destroyed in 401 AD by a mob led by St. John Chrysostom. The town was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 614 AD. Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation. The Gospel of John may have been written here. The city was the site of several 5th century Christian Councils, see Council of Ephesus. It is also the site of a large gladiators' graveyard. Ephesus has been estimated to be in the range of 400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants in the year 100, making it the largest city in Roman Asia and of the day. Ephesus was at its peak during the 1st and 2nd century AD. The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (Diana),[21] who had her chief shrine there, the Library of Celsus, and its theatre, which was capable of holding 25,000 spectators.[22] This open-air theater was used initially for drama, but during later Roman times gladiatorial combats were also held on its stage, with the first archaeological evidence of a gladiator graveyard found in May 2007.[23] The population of Ephesus also had several major bath complexes, built at various points while the city was under Roman rule. The city had one of the most advanced aqueduct systems in the ancient world, with multiple aqueducts of various sizes to supply different areas of the city, including 4 major aqueducts. They fed a multiple set of water mills, one of which has been identified as a sawmill for marble. Ephesus is a Unesco World Heritage Site. less

Sheep Dog in Turkey

Sheep Dog in Turkey

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by: Tim Frakes Productions

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Ran into a mean sheep dog outside Gokyurt, Turkey. www.frakesproductions.com

Sheep Dog in Turkey

Sheep Dog in Turkey

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by: Tim Frakes Productions

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Ran into a mean sheep dog outside Gokyurt, Turkey. www.frakesproductions.com

Sheep Dog in Turkey

Sheep Dog in Turkey

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( 01:21 )

by: Tim Frakes Productions

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Ran into a mean sheep dog outside Gokyurt, Turkey. www.frakesproductions.com

Kirmizi Biber

Kirmizi Biber

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by: PUTUMAYO World Music

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Bendeniz (Turkey) - Kirmizi Biber- Turkish Groove Buy this song at http://www.putumayo.com/

Turkish Folk Dances

Turkish Folk Dances

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Dinner and a Folk Dance show -or- Anthony and the Bellydancer. In the town of Urgup in Cappadocia, we were treated to "Turkish Nights". Our dinner…moreDinner and a Folk Dance show -or- Anthony and the Bellydancer. In the town of Urgup in Cappadocia, we were treated to "Turkish Nights". Our dinner was in an unusual underground restaurant recently carved from the lava rock. The highlight was the folk dancers and musicians. less

Turkish Folk Dances

Turkish Folk Dances

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Dinner and a Folk Dance show -or- Anthony and the Bellydancer. In the town of Urgup in Cappadocia, we were treated to "Turkish Nights". Our dinner…moreDinner and a Folk Dance show -or- Anthony and the Bellydancer. In the town of Urgup in Cappadocia, we were treated to "Turkish Nights". Our dinner was in an unusual underground restaurant recently carved from the lava rock. The highlight was the folk dancers and musicians. less

Cappadocia Shopping

Cappadocia Shopping

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by: Blennylips

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Shopping: Carpets, Pottery & Jewelry... Sentez Avanos Hali. Carpet making cooperative and the largest exporter of carpets in Turkey. We had a ver…moreShopping: Carpets, Pottery & Jewelry... Sentez Avanos Hali. Carpet making cooperative and the largest exporter of carpets in Turkey. We had a very professional demonstrations of how silk is harvested and spun and made into carpets. I know its hard to believe, but we did have a chance to buy carpets. We then went to a pottery and jewelry store. I kind of lost interest here and so there is not much filmed of this store. less

Balloons over Cappadocia, a World Heritage Site

Balloons over Cappadocia, a World Heritage Site

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by: Blennylips

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Wafting over the fairy chimneys in a Goreme hot air balloon. On the morning of the eclipse, we awoke before dawn to set out on an unforgettable ho…moreWafting over the fairy chimneys in a Goreme hot air balloon. On the morning of the eclipse, we awoke before dawn to set out on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the unearthly landscapes of Cappadocia. Unesco has declared Cappadocia a World Heritage Site. less

Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes

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A public reenactment of the Whirling Dervish ceremony. The Mevlevi Order or the Mevleviye are a Sufi order founded by the followers of Jalal al-Di…moreA public reenactment of the Whirling Dervish ceremony. The Mevlevi Order or the Mevleviye are a Sufi order founded by the followers of Jalal al-Din MuhammadRumi in 1273 in Konya. They are also known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their famous practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). less

Whirling Dervishes

Whirling Dervishes

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by: Blennylips

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A public reenactment of the Whirling Dervish ceremony. The Mevlevi Order or the Mevleviye are a Sufi order founded by the followers of Jalal al-Di…moreA public reenactment of the Whirling Dervish ceremony. The Mevlevi Order or the Mevleviye are a Sufi order founded by the followers of Jalal al-Din MuhammadRumi in 1273 in Konya. They are also known as the Whirling Dervishes due to their famous practice of whirling as a form of dhikr (remembrance of Allah). less

Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus Cruise

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In which the tour group cruises the Bosphorus from Istanbul towards the Black Sea. The Bosphorus is the world's narrowest strait, separating Europ…moreIn which the tour group cruises the Bosphorus from Istanbul towards the Black Sea. The Bosphorus is the world's narrowest strait, separating Europe from Asia. It connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara (connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Mediterranean). less

Modern Gonzo sees the World

Modern Gonzo sees the World

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by: moderngonzo

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Not too long ago, a car hit on my bike, broke me knee (ouch) but resulted in a $20K insurance settlement. So I quit my job and went to travel the wo…moreNot too long ago, a car hit on my bike, broke me knee (ouch) but resulted in a $20K insurance settlement. So I quit my job and went to travel the world. Here are some of my favorite clips! less

 Turkey,Istanbul The Blue Mosque

Turkey,Istanbul The Blue Mosque

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( 02:37 )

by: railaybay2

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The Blue mosque is the most famous icon of Muslim history in Turkey.

Turkey, Istanbul to Cappadocia, a World Heritage Site

Leaving Istanbul on a 12 hour luxurious bus ride to the ancient biblical city of Cappadocia. Unesco has declared Cappadocia a World heritage Site

Destination Unknown, Turkey Episode 8  Cappadocia

Destination Unknown, Turkey Episode 8 Cappadocia

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by: railaybay2

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Ali Baba and the forty thieves... journey back to ancient Turkish town of Cappadocia.

Destination Unknown, Turkey Episode 9 Olympos

Destination Unknown, Turkey Episode 9 Olympos

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A popular tree-house camp for backpackers in Turkey.