The history of Turkey goes back to the earliest known human cities. This is the country that gave us the mighty empires of the Hittite, the Lycian, the Roman and Ottomans. The land that witnessed the great wars of Troy, Crimea and Gallipoli. The birthplace of St Nicholas, St George, Prophet Abraham and the resting place of the Virgin Mary.
Turkey is still a country rich in history, many of these locations have been enlisted into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
List of UNESCO Sites in Turkey
Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia Great Mosque and Hospital of Divirigi
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Hattusha: the Hittite Capital
Xanthos – Letoon
City of Safranbolu
Archaeological Site of Troy
Selimiye Mosque and its Social Complex Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk
Bursa and Cumalikizik : The Birth of the Ottoman Empire
Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevesel Gardens Ephesus
Archaeological Site of Ani