New visual materials used by the Culture and Tourism Ministry to promote Turkey abroad invite foreign travelers to experience the rich culture, history and nature of Anatolia.
This year, 25 posters, featuring photographs and words, have been prepared for Turkey’s promotion. Destinations like Istanbul, Antalya, Muğla, Cappadocia and Mount Nemrut are promoted as notable alternatives for short holidays.
Just like in previous years, visuals show Istanbul’s İstiklal Avenue, Egyptian Bazaar, Sultanahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Selimiye Mosque, Antonin Fountain, Grand Bazaar, and promotes cultural and artistic events.
Also featured is the Aegean town of Şirince, which drew the attention of the world last year due to doomsday scenarios on Dec. 21, 2012 according to the Mayan calendar.
Another attraction is the Boğazköy Sphinx from the Hittite era, which was unearthed during excavations between 1906 and 1912 and is now on display at the Boğazköy Museum after being returned from Germany.
One of the world’s oldest temples, Göbeklitepe, known as the “zero point” of the world, is also highlighted in visuals. Göbeklitepe is on UNESCO’s temporary list of World Heritage.
The Fountain of Kings, Antonin, which has been unearthed in Antalya’s Sagalassos ancient city, and one of the most important destinations in recent years in Turkey, Cappadocia, are other places highlighted in the visual advertising materials of Turkey.