Eastern region of Turkey has a rocky territory. Despite of the high territory, there has been settlement here for centuries. Starting from Urartu State, the region has been very important as it has been a passage between Asia and West.
Castle of Avnik was built in Urartu period. As it was built on the peak of a passage, it had a domination on the territory. But it had been damaged too much because of wars and natural reasons.
It is located in the border of Erzurum province. This region may seem only as a rocky territory but it has a deep historical background.