A tale from Hittites age; Hunter Keşşi

This tale is one of the oldest tales of the world. It remained from Hittites age of Small Asia. It means that this tale is older than 2000 years old.

Hunter Keşşi was a talented hunter. He was living with his mother. He lost his father when he was a kid. He was waking up early and going to hunt. He was hunting every day but he had never forgotten the share of Gods.

One day he fell in love with the sister of person named Udubşarri. He married her. He started to ignore his task and he was spending his entire time with his wife. His mother complaint about his behaviours. She warned him to go back his daily task. Otherwise they would starve. He listened to his mother and he did what her mother told.

He got his spare and his dog. He went to hunt but he couldn’t be able to hunt any animal for three months. He forgot the Gods and Gods forgot him. He got so tired that he fell a sleep. Gnoms who were dwarfs in the forest surrounded him. Also the souls of dead people were in the forest. One of them was his father. He requested gnoms to steal his coat as he got cold so he would come back to home. His purpose was to keep his son safe. Gnoms who enjoyed thefts accepted this offer. Keşşi got so cold that he came back home. He was so bad that he got nightmares for a long time. He told his mother that he was scared of gnoms. If he went back to forest, gnoms would break into pieces;he stated. Keşşi asked for his mother to make comment for this nightmare.

She told his son not to scare and to go back hunt to forest.Then he continued his hunt task routine. They got back to their happy life.

A Blonde Nun in Turkey

Mummy of Blonde Nun

When we mention on mummies, we always think of ancient Egypt civilization. But this article is on an interesting mummy that was unearthed in Niğde province of Turkey. Yılanlı Church is one of the ancient religious centers of Turkey. During the excavations, a mummy of a blonde nun and 4 children mummies were unearthed.

This blonde nun is around 1000 years old and she was mummified up to Christian customs. She was well preserved so we can see that she was blonde. In addition to her, children mummies were also unearthed. It is thought that children are from the same time period. As we know that blondes were considered as special people in ancient era.

Niğde historical museum is the home of those mummies. They are worthvisiting historical people of Anatolia.

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A new underground settlement nearby Nevşehir

Central Anatolia is one of the well known regions in Turkey due to its historical background. By chance, a new underground settlement centre was unearthed in Nevşehir 5 years ago. It is thought that it is the biggest underground city in the region. It is nearby the Nevşehir castle.

It is declared that it is gonna be opened for the visit in July. As we know that there are many underground cities under Central Anatolia. Some of them haven’t been unearthed yet.

We can state that Central Anatolia is a worthvisiting area in Turkey. A visitor can feel

Aegean Sea or Sea of Islands;

The sea between Greece and Turkey is always a discussion subject for both countries. Those islands have important location for both countries especially for Turkey. They are so close that some of them are ahead to Turkish coasts.

Aegean Sea is the name that Greeks use. It is based on mythological Greek prince. Turkish side named here as “Sea of Islands” till the second half of 20th century. Turkey accepted to use Aegean Sea for the global world.

It isn’t wrong even we name here “Sea of Islands”.

Iotape ancient site-Antalya; the site of pirates

Iotape ancient site

Iotape ancient site is one of the great sites of Antalya. It has an interesting historical background. It is also known as “site of pirates”. It is around 2000 years old. It is dated back to Roman age.

Today the visitors of Antalya prefer to visit Iotape. It is called as “Aytap ancient site” in Turkish. It is thought that pirates had a headquarter here and they attacked the commercial vessels. Thus this sites is known as “the site of pirates”.

European Anchovy; the symbol fish of Black Sea region

Anchovy is a symbol fish of Black Sea region. Local people of Black Sea region use anchovy in every dish. Local cuisine is based on anchovy. Even a desert that is prepared with anchovy is in the list of Black Sea cuisine.

Rice with anchovy and dessert of anchovy are some dishes that are well known in the world.

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USA; A country that should recognise Turkish tourism more

Turkish tourism has visitors from various countries. Western countries are the most wanted tourists due to their economical power.

USA is one of the countries that have economical power. On the other hand, tourism is working different for USA. Turkey is the star of world tourism but it is known that Turkey isn’t a well known country in USA. American citizens prefer to travel closer destinations or exotic places. Cruise ship travelling is one of the preffered travelling modes in the country. The visitors may visit different harbours and they get pleasure during the journey.

Turkish harbours are some of well known destinations of Mediterranean cruising such as Kuşadası and Istanbul. Most of USA tourists visit Turkey by this travelling mode.

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Heracles was in Patara;

As it was declared in the beginning of 2020, Patara was the homeland of 2020. The excavation is going on Patara ancient site. An interesting discovery was made in Patara.

A ring that Heracles figure is on was unearthed. Heracles was an important figure in Greek mythology. Finding a ring that Heracles was on is a great discovery. Those antique items show us how the life style and accessories were.

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UK is one of the major countries for Turkish tourism.

UK-Flag

United Kingdomis one of the important countries for Turkish tourism. Since Great Britain is a member of G-20 countries, the country has a big share in world tourism.

Turkey is one of the tourism stars in the world. So British society and economy interest in Turkey’s tourism potential. Especially the Aegean coasts are the destinations which British visitors and tourism agencies interest in. Great Britain is one of the European countries that have a big share among the international tourists in Turkey. It is reported that some British citizens have preporties in Turkey. It is absolute that tourism is an important branch of global economy. It creates currency income and flow for states and individuals.

Whoever you are, welcome to Turkey….. Turkey gives you a warming hug to everyone…

Turkish Miracle; Yoghurt

Turkish cuisine has a miracle good that has specific features. Its name is Yoghurt. All of us eat this good with appetite. Also it is a very useful good for health. It is made of milk and yoghurt yeast. It is proved that it is a necessary good for healthy aging. Due to its contents, it keeps human being very healthy till the very old ages. Today we have many sort of yoghurts such as yoghurt with vegetables and probiotic yoghurts. Basically they are all the same.

Yoghurt’s history is dated back to Turk’s history. Milk was the major product of Turkish tributes and Anatolian farmers. So they used milk in every possible good. Yoghurt was exported to Europe after Vienna campaign of Ottoman Empire. During long siege period, Turkish army fed with yoghurt and produced a drink named Ayran.

Some historians stated that Europeans wondered of the good of Turkish army. So they tested the yoghurt. It is the sample of cultural affection.

It is very helpful for the digestive system and immunity. Also it is stated that it is very useful for sleeping problems. In addition to milk elements, yeast contains some useful bacterias for the body.

Good appetite…