Cappadocia: One of Turkey’s most spectacular hiking destinations

(CNN) — A rich palette of shimmering caramel swirls, ochers, creams and pinks unfolds across the landscape like an enormous handwoven carpet. Stands of poplars line paths carved by ancient…

The secrets of Turkey’s historic capital of cool

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How new brews are stirring up Turkey’s tea paradise

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Alaçati: Discovering western Turkey’s hidden gem

(CNN) — A brass band fills the air with lively Turkish music as it marches down a cobblestone street. Tourists and locals alike clap and dance, packing the main square.…

Mardin: Turkey’s ancient treasure trove

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Turkey’s Plan to Draw Refugees Back to Syria: Homes for 1 Million

BEIRUT, Lebanon — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey this week announced a dramatic expansion of his country’s plan to entice refugees from Syria’s civil war to return to their…

Turkey’s $200 million ghost town of castles — Burj Al Babas

(CNN) — Picture the scene: rows of identical, palatial turreted buildings, surrounded by rolling hills and woodland. No, this isn’t the beginning to the latest Disney movie — it’s more…

Turkey’s Lycian Way: An epic hike with beautiful beaches at every turn

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