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The Tale of Two Rivers: Euphrates and Tigris

If you are writing the history of world civilization, you absolutely have to talk about the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. These two Anatolian rivers unite in the Shatt al-Arab region and pour into the Gulf of Basra. Being in a mystic position with the metaphors, stories, legends and religious explanations that are woven around the rivers that scientists have already …

Bingöl City Guide: Bingöl City Guide

Located in the Eastern Anatolia Region, Bingöl is one of our cities with high altitudes. The geography of Bingöl, which was fed by Murat River from the branches of the Euphrates, dates back to 1300s BC. You can see the traces of the Hittite, Urartian, Macedonian, Roman, Sassanid, and Byzantine periods in different parts of the city. Erzurum and Erzincan …

Red Route: Wine in Turkey: Red Route: Wine in Turkey

It is a commonly held belief that Muslim countries have little or no connection with wine since consuming alcohol is expressly forbidden (haram) in the religion. However a country full of contrasts like Turkey never fails to surprise you and unless you are unusually well-informed, you will be amazed to find that the country has a vibrant viticulture dating back …