Behind the basilica is the Prytaneion, where religious ceremonies, official receptions, and banquets were held. The sacred flame symbolizing the heart of Ephesus was kept constantly alight in the Prytaneion. The construction of the building dates to the 3rd century B.C, during the reign of Lysimachos, but the ruins of the complex dates to the Augustan age.
Cappadocia, which has world-famous geographical conditions, fairy chimneys, wine cellars, and spectacular valleys, welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors...
Istanbul, cradle of Byzantine and Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, which has traces of the history that millions of tourists visit every year, is the only city in the world that bridges between Asia and Europe.
Turkey is total area of 783,562 sq. km. The coun-try consists of the smaller western and European region of Thrace and the larger eastern and Asian region of Anatolia.