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People fishing off Galata Bridge in Bodrum, Turkey

Two Historic Nations

"Imagine two historic nations finally emerging from the long shadow of empire destroyed by world war and trying to forge a new role." Jack Scott explains that there are more similarities between Britain and Turkey than many realise.

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Fake ruins near the town of Belek on the Turkish Riviera

News from the front

"I can't tell you precisely where I am. This isn't a matter of secrecy. It's a consequence of my overall unfamiliarity with the local geography and the fact that most of the road signs are in Turkish. I don't know if they're hoping to direct me to the next town or a golf course." Trevor Dykes invades the Turkish Riviera...

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1001 Nights on the Ancient Silk Road

Hotel Kervansaray, Diyarbakir Ever-new theme hotels in Las Vegas lead you to believe that you no longer need to embark on a long-haul flight to explore the Occident and Orient. It can all be found within a square mile on the strip of Las Vegas, room service and gambling included. But America’s theme hotels are […]

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Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul: where Europe meets Asia

"What else can I say but that I have fallen in love with this city and its people? Istanbul is so many things in one: a meeting place of cultures Eastern and Western, a historic battleground of Greek, Roman, Persian, Byzantine and Turkish empires, and a thriving metropolis with modern lifestyle and chaotic traffic." Hajo takes us on a tour around the highspots of Turkey's unofficial capital.

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South-eastern Anatolia: the Wild South East

"This is the land of the ancient Mesopotamia, the world's first real civilisation (that is if you don't believe in Atlantis), founded some twelve thousand years ago. Embedded between mountain ranges and the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, this region has been the source of legends for generations. Enjoy the mystery." Hajo guides us round the rarely-visited sights of South East Anatolia.

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