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Toprakcilar Konaklari Kastamonu

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Hampton by Hilton Samsun

3 Star Hotel

Emin Apart Pension Amasra

Boutique Hotel

Selenes Pension Bafa Lake

Boutique Hotel

Laset Restaurant & Motel Artvin

Boutique Hotel

History of Safranbolu

History of Safranbolu
Safranbolu was previously known as Paphlagonia and took its name from the saffron plant, and has been the host of many different civilisations that include Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman and was conquered in 1196 by the Turks.

It peaked economically and culturally during the Ottoman rule as it was an important stop on the Istanbul - Sinop trade route and during the 17th century improved the commerce and wealth of the region. At that time it was close with the officials of Istanbul, Kastamonu and the Ottoman Palace and the wealthy people of the town built large mansions made of wood and stucco, many of which have survived today. In the 19th century many of the residents were Ottoman Greeks who left after the First World War.

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Turkish Food Recipes

Gardener’s Kebab - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Spinach with Minced Beef - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Chicken Pilaf - Rice & Pasta Dishes

Main Course

Tripe Soup - Soup

Swordfish on Skewers - Other Main Courses

Main Course

Red Lentil Balls - Legume Mezes

Cold Meze

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