Turkey has planned to bring the unemployment rate to single-digits and will become the 12th largest economy in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) in 2019, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday during his address at ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) parliamentary group meeting.
“We both grew the economy and solidified its foundations. There are still some issues caused by the recent fluctuations but nothing too dire. We are planning to achieve a single digit in unemployment rate and we will succeed in this,” Erdoğan said.
The unemployment rate in Turkey stood at 11.4 percent in September, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).
The president said the Turkish economy survived the economic attacks in August. “We would have found ourselves in other sorts of troubles if we did not brace the attacks in August with such solid foundations,” he said.
Erdoğan said that the government is determined to reduce the inflation rate to the targeted level in 2019. Turkey’s annual inflation was 21.62 percent in November, according to the latest data from TurkStat.
Nemrut is a 2,134 meter (7,001 ft) high mountain in southeastern Turkey, near the city of Adiyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, and Persian gods on the mountain top. Since their construction, the heads have toppled from the bodies and lay scattered throughout the site. The summit of Mount Nemrut provides a great view of the surrounding mountains. The main attraction is to watch the sunrise from the eastern terrace which give the bodyless heads a beautiful orange hue and adds to the sense of mystery of the place.
Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle” in Turkish, is an unreal landscape in western Turkey, famous for its white terraces. The terraces are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water with a very high mineral content from the hot springs. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. The ancient Greek city of Hierapolis was built on top of the hot springs by the kings of Pergamon. The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.
The British Museum has three acres of art including Greek, Egyptian, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic, Indian, Old Master Drawings, European Decorative Arts, Romanesque Sculpture and illuminated manuscripts. The most famous pieces of the collection includes the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta stone, and the Lindisfarne Gospels. To avoid death by museum, hit the highlights and then focus on an area of interest such as Greek. Go to the back door on Montague Street and look for the Lions on either side of the door. It’s much less crowded. You may book this tour in www.britishtours.com to have a private tour guide that will make the visit educational.
Located in the city of Bodrum in southwest Turkey, Bodrum Castle was built by the Crusaders in the 15th century as the Castle of St. Peter. It is one of the world’s best-preserved monuments dating back to medieval times. The castle now operates as a museum, with the focus on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology. It overlooks the internal marina of Bodrum filled with millions of dollars worth of sailing crafts.
Mersin is a province and also a seaport city in Turkey best known for its economical, geographical and cultural region located on the southern side of the Mediterranean coast. The city fully consists of jaw-dropping historical sites which makes it one of the best tourist destination in Turkey. Mersin name was basically given to this province after the scented plant named as Myrsine. There are many famous sites in Mersin including heritage culture of Tarsus which is six thousand years old, 25 km from Mersin. It is also renowned because of Saint Paulus, the first follower of the Christ, who was born in Tarsus. This place is an unbelievable enriching melting pot.
1) Mersin Atatürk House Museum
The building is located in the central point of the city. It was constructed as a residence for German counselor Herr Christman, for his wedding in 1897 with a lady of the Mavromatis ancestors from Mersin. The house is built in a 1270 square meters area. After 1976, the building was kept empty and with a verdict taken by the municipality committee, it was later renamed as the “Atatürk House and Museum” on 12th of October 1992. Many documents and photographs are displayed on the ground floor of the Mersin Ataturk House and Museum. About 22 pieces of his individual belongings taken in from Anitkabir Museum of Ankara are also displayed on this floor. On the upper floor, the ethnographic articles are exhibited, there are two bedrooms; one is the study room and the other for sitting that opens to a big living room.
Manure Castle is a historical landmark and something really worth seeing in Mersin. Mamure Castle is situated 6 km southeast of Anamur, usually known as Mamure Kalesi. The castle has dodge walls constructed in such a way to irritate attackers from sea and ground as it is also bordered by defense trenches on its three sides. The castle is bounded by the land side and the road on the fortification attaches the 39 towers and a lot of parapets to each other. There are three major yards inside the castle, south, west and the east, which are alienated from one another by high walls. On the south side, there is an internal bastion constructed over the rocks. While on the west, there is an outer castle, a small intricate of a single minaret mosque, the remains of hamam, a fountain, storehouse, and cisterns. On the east side, there is an inner patio which has 7 mainstays in diverse shapes on the high wall comprising its northwest boundary.
3) Caves of Heaven and Hell
Caves of heaven and hell are located 1.4 km on the northwest of Narlikuyu in Turkey. This site is an attraction for a lot of tourists with natural phenomena and also as a historical spot of curiosity. There is a large hole on the ground known as the “Corycian Caves” in which there are ancient eras of Greek myths, according to which it was the home of the Monster Typhoon, a 100m ahead from the heaven. The walls are too vertical which is pretty hard to access, so you can’t go down into it (in other meanings, you can’t go to hell). During the past, they used to throw criminals and sinners in the cave as a punishment. At the entry of the cave, there is a church which is named after a virtuous man Paulus, which is considered to be the way to heaven.
The View from The Shard is the premium visitor attraction at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, and London’s newest landmark, The Shard.
Designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and has become a dynamic symbol of London. At a height of up to 800ft or 244m, The View from The Shard offers spectacular views over London, enabling visitors to see as far as 40 miles away. Twice as high as any other vantage point in the city, it is the only place where visitors can see the entire city at once.
London’s Hyde Park, check our near property, is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) and with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow, and ornamental flower gardens, there’s a good chance you’ll forget you are right in the center of London.
Hyde Park in London has something for everyone. You can enjoy swimming, boating, cycling, and skating. There are pitches for team games, tennis courts, tracks for horse riding and a spectacular children’s playground.
The Park has two lakeside restaurants which are licensed and serve everything from a three-course meal to a quick cup of coffee. Hyde Park is home to a number of fascinating buildings and monuments, such as The Serpentine Bridge, the Joy of Life fountain and the famous Archiles statue. And with the Diana Memorial Fountain and open-air events throughout the year, there’s always something to see and do. If you’re out and about on Sunday, head to Speaker’s Corner to hear London’s most vocal orators share their opinions with the world.
Nestled along the beautiful Turkish Riviera on the Mediterranean coastline, Antalya is a large, vibrant city welcoming tourists with numerous resorts, hotels, and restaurants. Spectacular scenery frames the city with gorgeous beaches and lush green mountains dotted with ancient ruins. From swimming and sailing to mountain climbing, sightseeing and family fun, Antalya offers something for everyone. A walk around Kaleiçi, the Old Quarter, offers a step back into the city’s ancient past with views of the old city walls, Roman gates, maze-like streets and historic structures that include the Clock Tower.
Two of London’s best-known tourist spots, these famous squares lie not far apart and mark the gateways to Soho, London’s lively theater and entertainment district. Trafalgar Square was built to commemorate Lord Horatio Nelson’s victory over the French and Spanish at Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson’s Column, a 56-meter granite monument, overlooks the square’s fountains and bronze reliefs, which were cast from French cannons. Admiralty Arch, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the National Gallery surround the square. Piccadilly Circus marks the irregular intersection of several busy streets – Piccadilly, Regent, Haymarket, and Shaftesbury Avenue – and overlooking this somewhat untidy snarl of traffic stands London’s best-known sculpture, the winged Eros delicately balanced on one foot, bow poised. “It’s like Piccadilly Circus” is a common expression describing a busy and confusing scene.