The Atlas Obscura Guide To Turkey
102 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Turkey
Updated April 7, 2023
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Stories About Turkey
The Mysterious Underground City Found in a Man’s Basement
How a renovation project in Turkey led to the discovery of a lifetime—a lost city that once housed 20,000 people.
by Frank Jacobs, Big Think
The Educator Stockpiling—and Sharing—Turkey's Heritage Seeds
You don't save agricultural traditions without swapping some seeds.
by Katie Nadworny
The Curious Past and Uncertain Future of the Original 'Meander'
In southwestern Turkey, the winding Büyük Menderes River shaped human history. Now, it's humans who will carve its future course.
by Gemma Tarlach
The Story Behind Turkey's Pricey, Fairy-Tale Ghost Town
Burj Al Babas may one day be full of wealthy vacationers, but for now it's a strange sight.
by Inka Piegsa-Quischotte
In Turkey's Taurus Mountains, Farms Look Like Modern Art
Despite challenging terrain, these narrow plots produce tons of grain, nuts, fruits, and flowers each year.
by Gemma Tarlach
Istanbul's Master of Puppets Is on a Mission to Save an Ancient Art
From his tiny studio, Cengiz Özek finds new ways to keep this Ottoman era tradition alive.
by Demetrios Ioannou
Tracking Turkey’s Wild Horses
The provinces are home to the elusive yılkı horse, a living reminder of the rich equine history that has long stretched across Central Anatolia.
by Ashley Parsons