Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Iznik Ware The Selcuk dynasty introduced tile making to Anatolia, and nowhere
did it come to fuller flower than in iznik tile workshops in the 1 6th and 1 7th
centuries. Iznik's ascendance corresponded almost exactly with the Ottoman
In the aftermath, iznik was sacked and partially destroyed, its population
massacred. Tamurlane disappeared into the east as quickly as he had arrived,
and the Ottomans showed stunning resilience, reasserting their dominance in
Asia Minor ...
Where to Stay < fat We'd suggest having a look around iznik and getting on your
way. Should you take a liking to this town, we've listed some of your options (all
budget accommodations) below. BURCUM MOTEL, Sahil Yolu (Shore Road) No.
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