Members of the Culture Routes Society will soon start work in Van and Bitlis on a new project – an Urartu Cultural Route which will encircle Lake Van. The team will have a first meeting there next week with the mayors and officials of the area. During this part of the project, in summer 2017,…

  The photo above is of a group of Turkish trekkers from İzmir, who are planning to walk the whole route. Kate (turquoise t shirt) met them above Kabak Bay. On 17th April, the Antalya Conservation Commission called a meeting at which the route of the Lycian Way, its extension by the addition of several new routes and…

  This is the story of a group walk organised by Andrew of EWP, who led a group from Şahin Tepe, above Finike, north across Avlancıgeçiti and down a river valley to Alacadağ village. The intention is to make a link to Gökbük and from there to Arycanda. The group took a minibus from Kumluca to…

Once upon a time, a great Turkish clan moved out of Central Asia towards the Middle East. In 1072, about 300,000 members of this clan, their allied tribes and supporters, were the first Turks to enter the landmass of Asia Minor. The remainder continued on a long migration towards Iran and Egypt. Facing Byzantine armies…