Beçin

Beçin

Beçin is located 5km South of the Milas District, Muğla Province. The city has hosted many civilizations however, it was not a prominent city in ancient times until the second half of the 13th century, when it was the capital city of the Menteşeoğulları Sultanate.  Menteşeoğulları dominated an area in western-Anatolia, which included Muğla, Balat, … Continue reading Beçin

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Diyarbakir – An Overview

Diyarbakir

Situated on the banks of the Tigris river in South-Eastern Anatolia, Diyarbakir still carries a medieval air. Black basalt walls encircle the city, a perfect example of defensive architecture of the Middle Ages. They are the second largest walls in the world, after the famous Great Wall of China. Although there were Roman, and probably … Continue reading Diyarbakir – An Overview

The Underground Water Structures of Gaziantep

Kastel of Pişirici (Beşinci)

The city of Gaziantep is located on the edge of the Alleben Stream and the settlement history of the city dates to end of the 5th century. The stream flows around the city however, the stream has low water levels, which is further reduced by hot summer days. The Gaziantep Plateau also has a small … Continue reading The Underground Water Structures of Gaziantep

Peculiar Desserts of Turkey

Künefe

Turkish cooking is renowned for its sweet, syrupy desserts like baklava and şekerpare but is equally famous for this more peculiar offerings, such as its cheesy dessert from the southeast of Turkey called Künefe, and Tavuk göğsü, a Turkish dessert (milk pudding) made with chicken meat. Künefe is a crispy, cheese-filled dessert made with kadayıf. … Continue reading Peculiar Desserts of Turkey

The Path of Abraham

Balikli Göl

The Abraham Path is a cultural route connecting the cities associated with Abraham’s journey to the promised land. Storytelling, kindness and hospitality are symbolic to walking the path. Abraham/Ibrahim is thought to have lived during the Bronze Age. He travelled with family and flock throughout the Arabian peninsula and the Nile Valley. His story has … Continue reading The Path of Abraham