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Gözne Castle / Gözne Kalesi

Gözne Castle / Gözne Kalesi

Hidden in the Bolkar Mountain range in the larger Taurus Mountains above Mersin, Gözne is a picturesque Turkish mountain town used by locals for both year round homes and summer homes. But above them all is Gözne Castle, looking down on the town and the larger city of...
Cilician Gates & Gülek Castle / Gülek Boğazı ve Kalesi

Cilician Gates & Gülek Castle / Gülek Boğazı ve Kalesi

The Pass For most of recorded history, the Cilician Gates have been the main thoroughfare of travel between Asia Minor and the lands of Syria and beyond. This pass of the Cilician Gates (Πulai Κιλικία in Greek, Gülek Boğazı -the throat of Gülek- in Turkish) has been...
Güdübeş Castle / Güdübeş Kalesi

Güdübeş Castle / Güdübeş Kalesi

Güdübeş (or Gudubes) Kalesi is a castle dating back to the middle ages. The crusaders built it, but not much else is known about its original purpose. It was later used as a prisoner holding area in the war between France and Turkey after World War I, being ideal for...