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Central Anatolia is known as “the cradle of civilizations”. It is home to the capital of the nation at Ankara but also to the famous fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and it is the land of the Mevlana, the mystic founder of the Whirling Dervishes, in Konya.

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Central Turkey

Central Anatolia can be summed up in two simple worlds, Turkey’s heartland.

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taste

Central Turkey

What’s good to eat in the Central Anatolia Region?

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Central Turkey

Tuz Gölü is the one of the largest areas of biodiversity in Turkey. It was formed by the movement of tectonic plates and sits in a large geographical basin called Konya Basin.

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Central Turkey

Boğazkale is 200km from Ankara. If you’re using public transport a bus from Ankara goes to Sungurlu, from where you can take a minibus or taxi for the last 30km.

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Central Turkey

The seymen outfit is a traditional style of male clothing which evokes what was worn by the local militias in Turkey’s War of Independence (1919-1923).

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Ankara

Central

The modern capital of Ankara lies in the centre of Anatolia (Asia Minor). It lies on the eastern edge of the great, high Anatolian Plateau, at an altitude of 850m.

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Eskişehir

Central

Eskişehir literally translates as Old City and indeed it does boast a rich cultural history but, ironically, it is not its past but its present for which it is mostly celebrated as it is widely considered as one of the most forward thinking and dynamic cities of the region.

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Konya

Central

Konya is most celebrated as being the home of the Mevlana, the Mystic Sufi Philosopher whose legacy includes the Whirling Dervishes.

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Karaman

Central

Karaman is a veritable treasure house of past civilizations.

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Kayseri

Central

Kayseri is an ancient trading post that can trace its commercial past back more than 4,000 years! It has been important in this role as Empires rose and fell around it…

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Nevşehir

Central

The golden child of Cappadocia. It’s world famous “fairy chimneys” have inspired and enchanted humankind for millennia.

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Kırşehir

Central

Kırşehir stands at an important crossroads between the east and west. Because of its strategically important location is was settled by the Hittites, Phrygians, Romans, Seljuks and Ottomans during its 5000 years of history.

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Kırıkkale

Central

Kirikkale is famous for its steel mills and boasts one of the largest productions of high-quality alloy steel in the country. Rich in history and culture as well, this age-old city has the best of both worlds.

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Çankırı

Central

Escape the maddening crowds in a pretty provincial town!

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Yozgat

Central

Located in Central Anatolia, Yozgat boasts a history dating back 5,000 years. It has its own distinctive culture and charm. It first became a settlement in the Hittite era and was known as the Bozok sanjak during the Ottoman period.

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Niğde

Central

Known as Nahita to the Hittites Niğde was on the main trade route from Anatolia to the Mediterranean and harbours the remains of ancient civilizations and natural beauties.

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Aksaray

Central

A famous destination on the Silk Road close to the heart of Cappadocia.

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Sivas

Central

Home of Mediaeval Wonders An important trade centre during the Middle Ages, Sivas stood on the caravan routes to Persia and Baghdad. Between 1142 and 1171 it was the capital of the Danişmend Emirs and was an important urban centre during Seljuk rule.

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48 hours

in Central Turkey

The Central Anatolia region of Turkey is a quite large region to visit thoroughly in two days. But it’s worth trying!

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10 vibes for Central

Turkey

The Mausoleum of Atatürk (Anıtkabir) in Ankara is the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, and where Turkish people pay their respects to their great leader.

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