A church ruin in Ani, an uninhabited, medieval Armenian city-site situated in Turkey near the Armenian border. Once the capital of a medieval Armenian kingdom that covered much of present day Armenia and eastern Turkey. Was called the "City of 1001 Churches", its many religious buildings and fortifications were among the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world. In 1064 a Turkish army stormed the city and slaughtered its population.

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Turkey - Istanbul a world heritage. Facts about Turkey: Area: 779,452 sq km. Straddles two continents; 3% in Europe (Thrace), 97% in Asia (Anatolia). Also controls the Bosphorus Strait and the Dardanelles, vital sea links between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Its strategic position has made the area of prime importance throughout history.Population: 75,705,147. Capital: Ankara. Official language: Turkish. 45 languages.

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The Christian population of Turkey is evaporating rapidly, from 20% 100 years ago to only 0.2% today.

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Istanbul Residents - Gulhane, Istanbul- Cats are everywhere in Istanbul, and very comfortable. We saw this little house at the entrance to Gülhane Park. We could not figure out whether it started as a pigeon house and was taken over by cats, but now it is a cat house. The population of Turkey is mostly Muslim. There is Islamic lore that encourages tolerance of cats. One popular story is about a cat which thwarted a poisonous snake that had approached the Prophet Muhammad. In another one, the…

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Children and teens exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop symptoms for a variety of mental health problems, including major depressive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and others, according to a study published in Tuesday’s edition of the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 4/5/2011

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Izmir Clock Tower - Turkey. Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey. Go to www.YourTravelVideos.com or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.

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A colorful cafe in Izmir, Turkey. Izmir is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey, after Istanbul and Ankara.

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