Istanbul

Istanbul, city of sultans and harems and pashas. As Constantinople, it played a central role in the Roman Empire, later becoming the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. Before that, it was called Byzantium by its Greek founders. Straddling the two continents of Europe and Asia, it has been and still is the conduit of …

Turkey

  Turkey: Gateway of three continents.  Blending of Oriental, Middle Eastern, and European. Uniquely its own. Featured today:  Cappadocia (Turkish: Kapadokya) There is a most unusual area in central Turkey called Cappadocia.  The area is bounded by the three volcanoes Erciyes, Melendiz, and Hasan.  Millions of years ago, this area was filled with the ash …