See Top Bird's Eye Views of Eastern Turkey

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Ancient Water Canal In Turkey (3000 Years Old)

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Among the many historical treasures of Eastern Turkey is the Shamiram Canal, which was once also known as the Menua Canal.  Located a short distance to the east of the provincial capital Van, the canal predates the Roman aquaducts by centuries.  It was constructed in the 8th century BC on the orders of the king of Uartu, an ancient kingdom in what is now the region of Eastern Anatolia.  Contributor Skaty brings us this marvelous aerial view of this marvel of early hydro-engineering.  

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Ishak Pasha Palace

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Ishak Palace is a 17th century castle in the Agri province of eastern Turkey.  The castle towers over the plains below it, with the Caucasus mountain peaks visible in the distance.  Contributor Flyone flew his drone around this magnificent structure, creating a highly compelling aerial view of a stunningly beautiful area which represents the crossroads of two critical regions: the Caucasus Mountains and the Middle East.

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Turkey Home - Çifte Minareli Medrese from Above!

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Turkey Home submitted this beautiful drone videos of one of the most iconic sites in eastern Turkey.  Çifte Minareli Medrese is a 13th century school in the city of Ezurum, which is the capital of the province of the same name.  It lies towards the northeastern corner of the Eastern Anatolian region.  The school, which is associated with the daughter of a Sultan, is well recognized for its dual "minarets" which dominate its facade. 

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Urartian Castle Van Castle

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Contributor FlyONE created this stunning drone video of the Van Fortress, a massive fortification just east of Turkey's Lake Van in its Eastern Anatolian region.  The fortress was built during the 9th-7th centuries BC by the Urartu kingdom, an ancient kingdom which sprung up in the area around Lake Van.  The Urartu kingdom went into decline and was conquered by Persia, following which it became part of the kingdom of Armenia.  

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Hosap Castle Van Turkey

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Hosap Castle was an important element of rule of eastern Anatolia by Istanbul under the Ottoman Empire.  It is situated in Van province, southeast of the provincial capital city of Van which lies on the eastern shore of Lake Van.  It was built in the 17th century by an Ottoman governor who was responsible for the region.  FlyONE used a drone to create this amazing aerial view of this impressive looking and formidable medieval castle.  

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Mardin (Heritage City)

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Contributor jesus_tr used a DJI Spark drone to create this stunning aerial video of Mardin, a city in southeastern Turkey.  Mardin is the capital of the province of the same name, in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia region.  The city lies just a short distance north of the Syrian border.  The city has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and was part of two different Assyrian empires.  Most of its prominent architecture dates to its time under a Turkmen dynasty in the 11th-12th centuries.

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Horses on the beach

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FlyONE used a drone to create this epic video of horses riding along the shore of Turkey's largest lake.  Lake Van lies in the country's Eastern Anatolian region, not far from the border with Iran.  The lake covers almost 3.8k square km (just under 1.5k square mi), with a maximum depth of 450 meters (just under 1.5k ft).  It is one of the largest saltwater lakes in the world.  The lake's unique structural features have led to its being closely studied by geologists around the world.

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Dark Canyon ( Kemaliye )

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Although it goes by different names, Turkey's Kemalye Canyon is definitely on the top five lists of many of the world's canyon-rankers.  Carved out by a major subsidiary of the Euphrates River (one of the world's most important waterways in historical times), the canyon runs through a portion of Turkey's Eastern Anatolia region.  Alp Karagule filmed this marvel by drone.  When you watching this aerial video, English-speakers will appreciate the meaning of its name - "Dark Canyon".

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Van/Turkey Akdamar Island

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Contributor FlyONE created this beautiful drone video of a famous Armenian cathedral on Akdamar, an island in the enormous Lake Van of Eastern Turkey.  Akdamar is one of four islands in the lake, Turkey's largest.  The Holy Cross Cathedral was built in the 9th century AD by the king of one of the Armenian provinces.  It had fallen into a near-ruined condition and was nearly demolished but was subsequently saved and then restored.  

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Muradiye Waterfall

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Feed Buffallo Par 2

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I dream of Mardin

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Hasankeyf Mart 2018

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