Artist Rachel Fairfax visited the abandoned city of Kayakoy, South West Turkey, in early 2013. Her paintings of this beautiful site can be seen in 'Gallipoli and Beyond', 27 August - 21 September 2013 at Stella Downer Fine Art.
GAZIANTEP, TURKEY // Zeugma Mosaic Museum: Strolling Along A Neighbourhood of Ancient Treasures // Populated by partly reconstructed ancient villas, which were excavated on-site around the Euphrates river, the Zeugma Mosaic Museum offers a stroll through history. // Continue reading: http://theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/articles/zeugma-mosaic-museum-strolling-along-a-neighbourhood-of-ancient-treasures-/
Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side.The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (coterminous with Istanbul Province), both hosting a population of around 14 million residents.[
Sagalassos fountain (Turkey, ca. 160-180 AD). Located roughly 110 km north of Antalya, the ruins of the city extend 2.5 km from west to east and 1.5 km from north to south. The excavations at Sagalassos are now among the largest archaeological projects in the Mediterranean. Sagalassos was a prosperous city for over 1000 years, from early Hellenistic times until it was struck by a devastating earthquake in the 7th century AD when the city was abandoned.
Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) is a Critically Endangered species with wild populations found in Morocco and, perhaps, Syria. A captive population also exists in Turkey. This species was once widespread throughout Europe and the Middle East.
A church ruin in Ani, an uninhabited, medieval Armenian city-site situated in Turkey near the Armenian border. Once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. Was called the "City of 1001 Churches", its many religious buildings and fortifications were among the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world. In 1064 a Turkish army stormed the city and slaughtered its population.