The Armenian Church of the Holy Cross of Akdamar stands on Akdamar Island, a masterpiece of early Armenian art and the cathedral church of the independent Armenian kingdom of Vaspurakan.
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Hot-air balloons over Göreme.
The beautiful stone-carved and decorated mansions are Mardin's main attraction, and hint at the past splendour of the town.
Nemrut Dağı is one of the best-known sites east of Ankara. A vast funeral monument to the ruler of a small local dynasty with delusions of grandeur, it is astonishing, unlike anything else in the world.
Attractively located along the banks of the Yeşilırmak River, Amasya is often described as ‘one of the loveliest of all Anatolian towns’.
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As Turkey’s modern capital, Ankara has many new roles, and it is the interplay and conflict of these roles that makes the city so intriguing today.
The top of the citadel cone in Uçhisar has impressive views over the Göreme Valley.
Semi-inundated by the flooding of the Euphrates when the upstream Birecik Dam was completed in 2000, the village of Halfeti now sits on the eastern bank of a newly created lake.
Cappadocia is one of the most visited and photographed areas of Turkey, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The evil eye is a common talisman across Turkey.
A hot-air balloon in Göreme at sunrise.
One of the centres of Christianity from the 6th to 10th centuries, Göreme is now an open-air museum and the most visited place in all Cappadocia.
The highpoint of any visit to Van is the exploration of Van Kalesi, the enormous Urartian citadel 3km from the centre of town on the lakeshore.
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