The Interim Evaluation Meeting, which aimed at evaluating the plans produced by the associate organisations and local leaders and informing other national and local stakeholders involved, took place in Egirdir, Isparta on 04-05 August 2016. Although paticipation from local administrations was less than expected due to the ongoing state of emergency declared in July 2016…

As part of the Europe to Turkey on Foot project funded by the Civil Society Dialogue program a group of 8 representatives from the Culture Routes Society and its associates visited the Via Francigena between 23.05.2016-28.05.2016. The participants were Kate CLOW and Hüseyin ERYURT (CULTURE ROUTES SOCIETY), Ensar MACİT and Önder KILIÇ (İNEGÖL MUNICIPALITY – EVLİYA ÇELEBİ WAY), Süleyman ATEŞ…

Creating a Cultural Route between Europe and Turkey Turkey’s Culture Routes Society (CRS), an NGO that was founded at the request of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism to develop, maintain and promote cultural routes in Turkey, is preparing to connect a great European walking network to Turkey! The Civil Society Dialogue program, which…

A hike on the Phrygian Way (by Alessandro Vergari) For a week now we have been following the white and red signs which guide us along the Phrygian Way; we are hiking in the Phrygian Valley, a triangular area stretching between the cities of Eskisehir, Kutahya and Afyon, not far from Ankara, in the heart…

Dear Friends; We have previously informed you on our Facebook page that the three students who lost their way trekking in South Turkey were found. We would like to take the chance now to say we were happy that the authorities reached them before they had more serious health problems. We think this is also…

Background The 5th World Trails Conference was held at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Jeju, South Korea from the 14th to the 17th of January 2014. It brought together trail experts from 45 organizations working in 18 countries including the USA, Australia, China, Denmark, South Africa, South Korea, England, Spain, Japan, Lebanon, Nepal, Russia,…