Eastern TurkeyWikipedia - Anatolian Turkey

Includes, well, everything east of Anatolia. See Wikipedia map on the left.

Ani 2016

Ani 2016

How did I find Ani? There is two answers depending on the idiom. The continental English answer i

Cildir Lake 2016

Cildir Lake 2016

Little historical interest outside the regional ruins of Ani, etc. I visited in February and foun

Dara Turkey 2012

Dara Turkey 2012

The city of Dara was a strategic East Roman fortress during the late Roman Empire.

Deyrulzafaran Monastery 2017

Deyrulzafaran Monastery 2017

Also known as Mor Hananyo Monastery, I obtained permission to attend evening prayers and also dis

Eastern Turkey 2007

Eastern Turkey 2007

Eastern Turkey including Sanliurfa, Zeugma, Cendere Bridge and Nemrut Dag.

Eastern Turkey including Batman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Mardin and Midyat 2017

Eastern Turkey including Batman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Mardin and Midyat 2017

I have been to many of these placed previously and the main motivation for this trip is to visit

Gaziantep Turkey 2007

Gaziantep Turkey 2007

Also known as Antep and like many cities in the region has been occupied/ruled by many civilizati

Gobekli Tepe 2017

Gobekli Tepe 2017

Gobekli Tepe literally translates to, Potbelly Hill, dates to some 10,000 BCE and this gallery re

Gobekli Tepe Turkey 2012

Gobekli Tepe Turkey 2012

Gobekli Tepe literally translates to, Potbelly Hill, dates to some 10,000 BCE and represents the

Gobekli Tepe Turkey 2015

Gobekli Tepe Turkey 2015

Gobekli Tepe literally translates to, Potbelly Hill, dates to some 10,000 BCE and represents the

Hasankeyf 2017

Hasankeyf 2017

An ancient town along the shore of the upper Tigris river built under a natural fortress populate

Kars 2016

Kars 2016

A small city in far eastern Turkey, offers direct access to Ani and other regional sites. It is a

Mardin Turkey 2012

Mardin Turkey 2012

Mardin is an ancient city, ~4000BCE, on a hill overlooking the northern Mesopotamian plains.

Midyat Turkey 2012

Midyat Turkey 2012

Midyat is located approximately 65km east of Mardin and in historical times populated by Syriac C

Mor Gabriel Monastery 2017

Mor Gabriel Monastery 2017

Is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world. Like any long standing site, it i

Sanliurfa (Urfa) 2012

Sanliurfa (Urfa) 2012

A city with many names and is the birthplace of Abraham and of Job. The city has been known by ma

Sanliurfa 2015

Sanliurfa 2015

Salliurfa, Urfa, Ur, etc., like many cities in the region, this city has had many names and ruler

Sanliurfa and the Sanliurfa Museum 2017

Sanliurfa and the Sanliurfa Museum 2017

This is the city of Abraham, Sarah, Ishmael, Issac, Jobe and others. I have been here several tim

Sarikamis 2016

Sarikamis 2016

Not a lot to say. High altitude with long winters and short summers. The ski resort does not manu

Sumela Monastery 2013

Sumela Monastery 2013

The Monastery is located in the mountains near Tabzon

Zeugma Mosaic Museum - Gaziantep 2017

Zeugma Mosaic Museum - Gaziantep 2017

I actually visited the Zeugma ruins and the Zuegma Mosaic Museum in 2007 shortly before they too