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Turkmenistan hopes 'Door to Hell' will boost tourism

Turkmenistan hopes 'Door to Hell' will boost tourism

Locals call it the Door to Hell, a giant burning pit that has spit out angry flames for more than 40 years, casting a yellow-orange glow into the evening sky.

Comment(s) 6/20/2014

Mardin Castle to embrace tourists

Mardin Castle to embrace tourists

Mardin’s centuries-old castle, which has been closed for 27 years, is going through a restoration process after some 220 years and reopen

Comment(s) 6/3/2014

How a little dwarf can be an example for a giant

How a little dwarf can be an example for a giant

Amsterdam, though a small city compared to the giant of Istanbul, has much to offer and many examples to give about balancing a city’s atmosphere and ambiance

Comment(s) 6/18/2014

Kayaköy, an escape from hectic city life

Kayaköy, an escape from hectic city life

Kayaköy, an old Rum village in the slopes, carrying the fading shadow of the past

Comment(s) 5/28/2014

Traditional Anatolian dolls in demand as gift

Traditional Anatolian dolls in demand as gift

A villager in Sivas is producing dolls using wood and other materials. The dolls receive great interest from people and are sent to foreign countries, too

Comment(s) 6/17/2014

Haydarpaşa Station like a museum of history

Haydarpaşa Station like a museum of history

A significant piece of cultural heritage for Turkey and a symbol of Istanbul, the Haydarpaşa Railway Station is like a museum of history with objects from the Ottoman era

Comment(s) 5/24/2014

Tree houses draw tourists to Olimpos

Tree houses draw tourists to Olimpos

Olimpos is a little known getaway in the southern province of Antalya, full of outside sporting activities and a plethora of wooded area to escape the concrete jungle of daily life

Comment(s) 6/11/2014

Questions build over China's architectural copies

Questions build over China's architectural copies

China is building up its replica reputation with a miniature Mount Rushmore, Eiffel Tower and an entire Austrian village.

Comment(s) 5/22/2014

Gemiler Island, a shelter for Christians escaping Romans

Gemiler Island, a shelter for Christians escaping Romans

The once-safe haven for Christians seeking shelter from the hunt is now a fantastic site of photogenic ruins

Comment(s) 6/11/2014

Muğla gearing up for tourism season

Muğla gearing up for tourism season

Western province of Muğla is ready for the new season, according to sector officials, saying that they expect to see better numbers than last year

Comment(s) 5/22/2014

BLOG: The smallest room can be the biggest challenge

BLOG: The smallest room can be the biggest challenge

Thijs de Bekker blogs about "yabanci problems," taking a look at a simple challenge but one that almost every foreigner in Turkey has to deal with

Comment(s) 6/7/2014

Abkhazian villages struggle to hold on in Düzce

Abkhazian villages struggle to hold on in Düzce

The descendants of Abkhazian migrants continue to populate the verdant villages between Düzce and Adapazarı

Comment(s) 5/21/2014

A pleasant surprise in Kayaköy

A pleasant surprise in Kayaköy

Deep off the beaten terrain lies the monastery of Afkule; it’s an adventure getting there, so grab your boots and prepare to mosey down some gravel

Comment(s) 6/4/2014

BLOG: Destination: Kastellorizo, a Greek treasure hidden in the heart of Turkey

BLOG: Destination: Kastellorizo, a Greek treasure hidden in the heart of Turkey

It was a cool February, flights were scarce in the off season and I flew into Dalaman with a colleague at some ungodly hour.

Comment(s) 5/20/2014

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