Dogruyol Village Church: Armenian Heritage in an Azeri Village

On the edge of Turkey in Kars Province, there is an Azeri man protecting an ancient Armenian church in Dogruyol Village.

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Santa Maria Catholic Church in Trabzon – Turkish Black Sea

A small Catholic church in the back streets of downtown Trabzon, Turkish Black Sea. This historic religious complex also has a dark history.

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Akori Medieval Armenian Cemetery On Mount Ararat’s Foothills

Akori Cemetery is the only surviving medieval Armenian cemetery in Turkey. Located on Ararat’s foothills, this hidden gem is a must-see spot.

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Kaymaklı Armenian Monastery (Amenaprgic Vank) in Trabzon

Kaymaklı Armenian Monastery is an ancient Armenian religious complex, located on a remote hill, in the suburbs of Trabzon Province, Turkey.

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Abandoned School in Trabzon’s Mountains – Exploring Turkish Black Sea

I stumbled upon an abandoned primary school in the mountains of Trabzon Province, Black Sea Region of Turkey. Click to read more.

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Turkey’s $200 Million Disney-Inspired Ghost Town

Burj Al Babas is a vast ghost town of 530 Disney-inspired castle houses. Explore this $200 million architectural disaster with me!

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Touring Aksaray – Day 5: Güzelyurt, The Most Overlooked Spot In Cappadocia

Is this the most underrated spot in Cappadocia? Let’s explore Güzelyurt, where you’ll find countless ancient ruins, far from the crowds.

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Touring Aksaray – Day 4: Byzantine City of Mokissos and Bell Church

We’ll visit the mountaintop ancient Byzantine city of Mokissos and explore the one and only stonemasonry church in Cappadocia. Read more!

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Touring Aksaray – Day 3: Ihlara Valley and Volcanic Rock Churches

In this article, we will hike through the historic Ihlara Valley, and explore the rock-hewn churches that date back as far as 1,600 years.

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Touring Aksaray – Day 2: First Castle in Anatolia and Cappadocia’s Oldest Village

We’ll explore the oldest village in Anatolia, where the first brain surgery in history was done, a caravanserai and two underground cities.

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