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May 13, 2015 - Eastern Turkey

If the previous photos of Turkey did not tempt you to come to this fabulous country, then let's see if you can resist these. We threaded around brilliant lakes and through the snow-covered mountains of eastern Turkey to its most famous peak, Mt Ararat, where Noah supposedly landed his ark. Along the way we stopped at Nemrut Dagi, where several large stone statues are located from the first century BC. King Antiochos had this temple-tomb built for himself, particularly interesting because the site combines both Greek and Persian cultures....

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Nov 15, 2012 - Hasankeyf

On our last day in the east, we managed to visit the ancient city of Hasankeyf which may be one of the oldest continuously inhabited settlements in the world. However by 2014 it is expected to be covered by water with the completion of a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris. The whole thing was so reminiscent of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China. They have built a new city across from the current city and the residents will receive money for their current homes, but not enough to cover the cost of the new homes. And of course...

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Apr 10, 2006 - diyarbakır

dear nader, awoke this morning at about 6:30 so that i could attend serhat's english class at 7:30. we more or less promptly left his flat to catch a dolmuş & passed a market street about 1 block south. it was still dead at around 7 am. there were carts scattered everywhere, covered over with tarps & yesterdays refuse blown all over by the wind. later on in the day i was given the tour by 4 of serhat's students. we traversed much of the city wall, which is 2nd in length only the the great wall of china! impressive, yes, & very intense in...

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Aug 23, 2005 - Diyarbakir

A lawless town according to the hotel staff so we had to tour in a taxi. Great walled old town with lovely parks inside the walls. We returned in the morning with friends without incident. We had lunch overlooking the Euphrates and saw the Tigris in the evening.

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May 8, 2005 - Diyarbakkir

Pues bueno, ya he estado en Diyarbakir. Y quien no quisiera? Aunque no sea el sitio mas bonito del planeta la verdad... Diyarbakir era una tranquila ciudad amurallada (murallas de color negro, by the way) a orillas del Tigris (si si, ese de los libros de historia, del que se poco mas) con una poblacion de pequeno tamano hasta que un dia el gobierno turco decidio que no le gustaba que los kurdos vivieran en las montana y "gentilmente" les conmino a que se fueran a las ciudades, que seguro iban a estar mas comodos alli. Y eso hicieron. A...

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