Anatolia - Turkey


We are in Anatolia, the area that is defined by two legendary rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates. This is a cultural meeting point as well as one of serious conflicts as it stands between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean.

Anatolia is recently well known because of the breakneck development program of southeastern Turkey named GAP, which aims to harness the waters for irrigation and calorific purposes.

The trip to Anatolia brings us to the holy city of Sanliurfa, that hosts a large Sufi community. The city is honored by both the Sunnis and the Shiites that worship Ibrahim prophet of Muslims and Abraham of the Old Testament. We will then go to Mardin, who saw great glory during the christian years, and will pay a visit to Mar Gabriel monastery, the soul of the Syrian orthodox people.

Passing by the so afflicted Diyarbakir and Malatya that lives by its famous apricots, we will reach the heart of one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world, the Nemrut Daghi, where Antiochus believed he could be one with the gods…