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Mardin, and Beyond  
   

Mardin, and Beyond

As I said, the view to the plains below is fairly dramatic. The picture was taken from the top of the hill on which the city is perched.
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December 11th 2004
I'm in Mardin, the final stop before Syria. Perched on the side of a hill, crowned with a castle containing an immense radar dome spying on the middle east on behalf of NATO, packed with historical honey-colored houses lining crooked streets, Mardin is a real beauty. At least the old city is. There's the obligatory concrete sprawl, but it's kept in the back so as to not ruin the view. And the ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Southeastern Anatolia » Mardin

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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