Visit Turkey's Fantasy: Land of Cones
Vannoy, Dana, PSA Journal
Turkey has long been considered the commercial center between East and West, the geographical junction between Europe and Asia, and a place of cultural confrontation between the Arab Muslims and the Byzantine Christians. Of late it has become a popular tourist destination for US travelers. The country is a treasure chest of the art, history, and culture of multiple civilizations. Add this to the delight of Turkish cuisine and hospitality and the tourist migration to Turkey is not surprising. Friendship is important to the Turks, and I believe there may not be a friendlier, more courteous people anywhere in the world. Some visitors (about a million a year) come to Cappadocia (pronounced Cap-uh-DOE-kee-oh), a small area in Central Anatolia four to five hours by car southeast of Ankara. One visit convinced me that no traveler in Turkey should miss this unique and strangely beautiful region.
Many of us recognize the name of this small region from the New Testament containing Peter's letters to the Cappadocians. The Christians here were converted by St. Paul or had fled to this place from persecution in Jerusalem. In the 4th …
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Publication information: Article title: Visit Turkey's Fantasy: Land of Cones. Contributors: Vannoy, Dana - Author. Magazine title: PSA Journal. Volume: 67. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 2001. Page number: 25. © 2008 Photographic Society of America, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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