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Turkey has lots of monuments, towers and statues to see from different time periods and religions. Here is the most attractive list of the monuments in Turkey.
Turkey has one of the richest histories of the world. The former capital of Istanbul is the only city in the world to span two continents, and the country also features the historic city of Troy and many battlefields of the Crusades.
Of course, this vast history has left behind a number of historical and religious monuments for tourists to discover and visit.
Turkey has a long history of religious buildings, with two of the best examples of Ottoman architecture found in cities of Edirne and Istanbul.
Some of the the best known religious monuments;
Akdamar Church, Central Izmir Synagogues, Divrigi Great Mosque, Eyup Mosque, Fatih Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Chora Museum, Kizil Church, Mevlana Tomb and Complex, Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Osk Monastery, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Sokullu Mehmet Pasha Mosque, Sumela Monastery, Selimiye Mosque, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque, Yeni Mosque, Zeyrek Mosque.
Turkey has been part of human civilization since classical times and has numerous ancient sites. Turkey, such an exotic country, the meeting point of various civilizations, has always been a vital link between East and West. This of course created a country with breathtaking historical monuments and ruins.
Some of the most famous historical monuments and towers;
Ani Ruins, Anitkabir, Aspendos Theatre, Basilica Cistern, Beyazit Tower, Binbirdirek Cistern, Catalhoyuk, Dolmabahce Clock Tower, Doner Kumbet, Eflatunpinar, Ephesus, Fasillar, Fish Lake, Fountain of Ahmet III, Galata Bridge, Gallipoli, Galata Tower, Gobelitepe Temple, Hadrian's Gate, Hasankeyf, Hattusha, Halicarnassos Mausoleum, Haydarpasa Railway Station, Hippodrome and Monuments, Imrahor Monument, Ishak Pasha Palace, Izmir Clock Tower, Monument of Liberty, Monument of the Republic, Maiden's Tower, Nemrut and Karakus Tumulus, Obelisk of Theodosius, Red Tower, Side Theatre, Tophane Fountain, Trojan Horse, Valens Aqueduct, Walled Obelisk, Yilanli Obelisk, Yildiz Clock Tower.
Great Mosque, Mardin
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