Diyarbakir – An Overview


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


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

The Walls of Constantinople

The Walls of Constantinople

The Walls of Constantinople are a succession of walls that have bordered and safeguarded the city of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul) since it was founded as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With multiple additions and renovations throughout their long history, they are one of the greatest and most intricate … Continue reading The Walls of Constantinople