Turkey: Sanliurfa and Harran (August 2009)

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Sanliurfa:

 

General view of the city.

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The citadel (Kale).

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Inscription on one of the two columns in the Kale.

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Mosques.

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Meeting of men at the door step of a mosque.

 

Balikli Gol (basin) and Halilur Rahman Cami (mosque).

 

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Covered bazaar (Bedesten).

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Courtyards in the bazaar.

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Harran:

 

Located 60 km SE of Sanliurfa near the border with Syria, Harran was a major city in ancient time.

 

It is famous for the ″beehive″ architectural style of its houses.

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Roof of a beehive house seen from inside.

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Ruins of what is said to be the world‛s first Islamic university.

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