Istanbul, Turkey ♦ by Yonca Evren

Istanbul 1 by ~imp13
Ihlara Valley, Cappadocia, Turkey. By George Doczi
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Pamukkale travertines, Turkey
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luxuryon:Istanbul, Turkey
The Republic of Turkey is a Eurasion country; with the Turkish Straits separating Europe and Asia. It falls under the formal category of sort-of-europe, so I believe it should be included. Also because I like this picture. I am just being honest.
   Turkey is a a democratic, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage; although it has become increasingly invested in the West as evidenced by membership in the Council of Europe and NATO; and began full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005.
The courtyard at the Suleymaniye ♦ Istanbul, Turkey | by Marcelo Castro

Beetle in autumn color - Istanbul  | by © mirelfis

via thats—it : thoughtentangled

A new photo of the Stone houses, Mêrdîn, North Kurdistan.

Ölüdeniz, Turkey

mardin by fezaizm on Flickr.

Execution Platform at Alanya Fortress by John Irving Dillon on Flickr.
On the far end of the fortress ruins is an observation platform overlooking a steep vertical drop. This was once a place of execution, where condemned criminals were thrown to their deaths on the rocks below. In a cruel last-minute chance for a reprieve, the condemned was given the chance to throw a rock and hit the water. If he did, he would be spared a violent death. Of course, this was an impossible feat. Tourists still throw rocks from this platform to see if they can hit the sea. Alanya Fortress (or castle) is a medieval structure in southern Turkey. Most of the castle was built in the 13th century under the Seljuq Sultanate of Rûm following the city’s conquest in 1220 by Alaeddin Keykubad I as part of a building campaign that included the Kızıl Kule. The castle was built on the remnants of earlier Byzantine era and Roman era fortifications. After the area was pacified under the Ottoman Empire, the castle ceased to be purely defensive, and numerous villas were built inside the walls during the 19th century.
Bodrum, Turkey

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
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Opaque  by  andbamnan