Turkey. Ankara , Turkey. Bursa. , Turkey. The southeastern anatolia and the GAP region



Turkey. Ankara , Turkey. Bursa. , Turkey. The southeastern anatolia and the GAP region
The central Anatolian plateau forms the heartland of Turkey: ochre-hued, cleft by ravines and dominated by volcanic peaks. The boldly contoured steppe has a solitary majesty covered with wheat fields framed by ranks of poplars.
Strongly associated with Bursa - the first capital of theOttomans - which contains the most exquisite examples of cariy Ottoman architecture, Uludag (Mount Olympus) has always attracted people's attentionsince the ancient times and has become the subiect of many legends. For centuries people have believed that the god andgoddesses watched the battle of Truy from this vantage point and also that Hercules searched here for Hylas, who had been kidnapped by the nymphs and his bellow being heard over the mountain ridges.
The Southeastern Anatolia Region has a very rich history and cultura l heritage, as can be seen in its magnificent historical sites.
Its history begins around 7,000 BC in the New Stone Age. Between 2,000 BC and 1,500 BC came the Hurris who were followed by the Hittites sometime around 1,200 BC.


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