Walking in turkey

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Turkey has the combined characteristics of the three oldest continents of the world: Europe, Africa, and Asia. Whether you are an art and history buff, an archaeology nut or a nature lover, enjoy browsing through markets or going diving, the different regions of Turkey offer endless possibilities all year round. Each area has its own personality, history, landscape and even cuisine, and with so much on offer to visitors it is not surprising that one trip to Turkey is never enough. We look forward to welcoming you in Turkey.

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Walking in turkey

  1. 1. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE Walking in Turkey Mustafa YILDIZ 05/01/14 1
  2. 2. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE TURKEY Turkey has the combined characteristics of the three oldest continents of the world: Europe, Africa, and Asia. Whether you are an art and history buff, an archaeology nut or a nature lover, enjoy browsing through markets or going diving, the different regions of Turkey offer endless possibilities all year round. Each area has its own personality, history, landscape and even cuisine, and with so much on offer to visitors it is not surprising that one trip to Turkey is never enough. We look forward to welcoming you in Turkey. 05/01/14 2
  3. 3. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE Who is Mustafa YILDIZ? He resigned as a sergeant major from Turkish Armed forces after twenty years successfully serving. He has cycled alone in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine and Moldavia for months sponsored by Turkish Retired Non-commissioned Officer Association. 05/01/14 3
  4. 4. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE Experience Istanbul Bosphorus – Blue Mosque Area - Golden Horn – Beşiktaş Istanbul embraces two continents with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe. Through the city’s heart, the Istanbul Strait, course the waters of the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. The former capital of three successive empire, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, Istanbul today honors and preserves the legacy of its past while looking forward modern future. 05/01/14 4
  5. 5. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE Experience Istanbul The World Heritage site of the Istanbul city walls, once an impenetrable fortification, stretch seven kilometers from Sea of Marmara to the Golden Horn. Istanbul’s most famous sites – The Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapı Sarayı (Palace) and the Grand Bazaar. 05/01/14 5
  6. 6. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE The Abraham’s Path – Southeastern Anatolia Abraham’s Path follows the footsteps of the patriarch Abraham, whose journey marks the beginning of the Biblical narrative, and the birth of a spiritual and cultural tradition shared by more than half the people in the world today. Join a journey that links history and myth to living cultures and communities: traverse the semi-arid steppes, discover ancient shrines, and trade stories with local host families. 05/01/14 6
  7. 7. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE The Abraham’s Path – Southeastern Anatolia Şanlıurfa – an historic Silk Road town that stood for centuries on the border between the Roman and Persian empires, Urfa has an historic castle, mosques, caravanserais and a huge bazaar where traditional crafts are practiced. Soğmatar – an ancient cult center for the worship of the moon god Sin and the planets, preserved in the emptiness of the Anatolian steppe. Han el Barur – one of the best examples of a medieval caravanserai or trading post on the road to the East. The biblical city of Harran, where Abraham dwelt with Sarah before traveling onto the promised land of Canaan. Today famed for its beehive houses, this ancient Mesopotamian pilgrimage and trading town once had an astronomical observatory and university. Suayib City – the isolated ruins of a Roman or Byzantine town, and a hidden shrine devoted to the Prophet Jethro. Göbekli Tepe – a newly excavated pre-historic hilltop site, thought to be the world’s first man-made holy place. 05/01/14 7
  8. 8. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE The Central Anatolia Explorer With its ever-changing panorama and softly rolling roads, the region is ideal for mountain biking. In Cappadocia, every turn in the road brings new sights and scenes, both historic and natural, for the biker. Mountain bikes are rapidly supplanting horses, donkeys and four-wheel drive vehicles for both the local people and tourists. The Ihlara valley, whose walls are honeycombed with rock churhes, is a perfect mountainbike course. Urgup, Goreme and Zelve, the openair museum of churches and hermit dwellings hewn out of the naked rock, and the rock pinnacles pierced with the apertures of doors and windows. 05/01/14 8
  9. 9. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE The Lycian Way Lycia is the historical name of the Tekke Peninsula, which juts into the Mediterranean on Turkey’s southern coast. The mountains rise steeply from the wooded shore and tiny bays, giving beautiful views and varied walking. The Lycians were a democratic but independent people, with a unique art style and a high standard of living. They absorbed Greek culture, and were later conquered by the Romans. Their graves and ruins abound on the peninsula and the walk passes many remote historical sites. 05/01/14 9
  10. 10. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE The Lycian Way Spectacular walks on the slopes of Baba Dagi, beneath the flight path of the paragliders. Stunning descent to Faralya, above the cliffs of Butterfly Valley. The 12km long beach at Patara. Spectacular views over the coast from above Kas and Kalkan. The castle, harbour and sunken ruins at Ucagiz. The church of the Angel Gabriel in the hills above Myra. A fabulous ridge top walk to Finike. Staying at the lighthouse at Cape Gelidonia. Climbing Mount Olympos – 2388m. Splashing in the canyon at Goynuk. The ruins of hidden Lycian cities, the friendliness of the villagers, the quaint old houses in deserted corners, the deep forests and white rocks, and the blue 05/01/14 Mediterranean. . 10
  11. 11. WORLD2TURKEY CONSULTING www.world2turkey.com YOUR LANGUAGE IS OUR LANGUAGE About World2turkey Consulting We are a voluntary association of individuals for promoting Turkish and neighbor countries’ market opportunities to the global business community and providing interpretation to companies before, during and after their entry into Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Phone: +905075453112  Email:  mustafa@world2turkey.com  Web: http://www.world2turkey.com/  05/01/14 11

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