ePIC Road Trip Turkey (east)
Turkey road trip 2015
Text and Photos: Tony Steurer
Istanbul – Ankara – Kayseri – Cappadocia – Selve - Malatya – Dyarbakir – Hasankeyf – Mydiat – Nusaybin – Mardin – Sanliurfa – Harran - Nemrut – Gaziantep – Adana – Bursa - 3,000 km 4 weeks
Modern and clean Sanliurfa (1 million inhabitants) daily hoses down its streets with water. Citadel on a rock with 25 m deep ditches. Nearby is Halil Rahman mosque (the fifth holiest site in Islam). This is the birthplace of Abraham, who is highly revered here, lots of pilgrims and domestic tourists. In the grounds are the famous fishpond of Abraham, there must be thousands of fish, they are considered holy and fed by the countless visitors.