Getting Oriented

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Getting Oriented

Central Anatolia stretches across a vast, arid plateau, littered with the ruins of ancient civilizations, slashed by ravines in places and rising to the peaks of extinct volcanoes in others. Think of the region as a triangle, with Ankara, Turkey's sprawling capital, to the northwest; Cappadocia, the land of surrealistic geological formations to the northeast; and Konya, the city where the dervishes whirl, to the south, en route to Antalya and the Mediterranean Coast.

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