Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2014’

Turkish Travels I

Turkey is a massive country, with its smaller part in Southeastern Europe and its larger part in Western Asia. Its size is 783,562 km² and population reached 74 million. The history and geography is rich and varied. Modern Turkey is a relatively young republic, established upon the remains of the Ottoman Empire in 1923, but it is an ancient land, one …

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Saffron and Sumela Monasteries

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Deyrulzafaran monastery, also called Mor Hananyo or Saffron monastery, is seldom mentioned in mainstream tourism for Turkey but it is a must see while in the Mardin region. Dayro d-Mor Hananyo was founded in 493 by Mor Shlemon on the site of a sun worship temple that was converted into a citadel by the Romans. After the Romans withdrew from …

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