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Hello Friends,
This is my 2nd photo that taken at Canakkale Victory Cultural Park during my Job Assignment in Tarsus,Turkey.
What we have here?
-Ataturk and His Soldier Friends and Nusrat Minelayer Ship.
I hope you like this photo:)
Cheers,
Tolga of Chicago

Tarsus – also Tarsos (Greek: Ταρσός); Antiochia on the Cydnus (Greek: Αντιόχεια του Κύδνου, Latin: Antiochia ad Cydnum); and Juliopolis – is a city in Cilicia Prima, present day Mersin Province, Turkey, located on the mouth of the Tarsus Cay (Cydnus) which empties into the Mediterranean. The population is 216,382 (2000 census).
The pre-historical development of Tarsus reaches back to Neolithic Period. The Neolithic Period is followed by the Kalkeolitic and Early Bronze Age settlements. It was ruled by the Hittites, Assyria, Persia, Macedon, the Seleucids, Rome, Arabs, Byzantium, Crusaders, Armenia, the Seljuks and the Ottomans. The city may have been of Semitic origin and is mentioned several times in the campaigns of Shalmaneser I and Sennacherib. The Greek legend connects it with the memory of Sardanapalus (Ashurbanipal), still preserved in the Dunuk-Tach, called tomb of Sardanapalus, a monument of unknown origin.

The ancient name is Tarsos, probably derived from the God Tarku. During the Seleucid period it was renamed Antiochia on the Cydnus by Antiochus IV Epiphanes. It was located at the crossing of several important trade routes, linking southern Anatolia to Syria and the Pontus region. As the ruins are covered by the modern city, it is not very well known archaeologically.
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/

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