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Mersin’s City Forest / Mersin Şehir Ormanı

Mersin’s City Forest / Mersin Şehir Ormanı

If you’re in Mersin and looking for a quick getaway to some cooler temperatures, some great views of the city, and some trail hiking, head up to the City Forest (Şehir Ormanı) north of the city. The forest is situated on a “yayla,” or plateau, above...
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...