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Ishak Paşa Sarayı viewed from the hillside behind. Mount Ararat is cloud-covered in the distance.

Ishak Paşa Sarayı, East Turkey

Doğubeyazıt is the small town that is the closest hub for our next sightseeing stop; Ishak Paşa Sarayı (Ishak Pasha Palace). In our last blog post – part one of our east Turkey road trip – we took you to Muradiye Şelalesi (waterfalls) in the Van region. In today’s post, we’re heading north and back …

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Remembering Atatürk: Why Our Visit To Anıtkabir In Ankara Wasn’t Quite What We Expected

Today is the anniversary of the death of founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He passed away in Dolmabahçe Palace at 9:05 am on this day in 1938. Anıtkabir – The Mausoleum Of Atatürk Atatürk’s mausoleum , Anıtkabir, is in Ankara, and while we were in the city for a short time, we …

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