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Touring the Heart of Turkey

July 1st 2012
Normally during the summer I take off on my own and explore a new place or two where I have never been. This particular trip I was able to join a small tour of Turkey led by the Divan Center where we had one guide (from Raleigh) and just four other guys were working on a documentary of Turkey as an emergent world economy/society. So, for a small cost they provided us with a 9-day whirlwind tour of ... read more
Middle East » Turkey

Turkish Flag Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
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