Turkey is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and yet the rugged plateaus stretching east from Istanbul are rarely explored. Unique in offering in-depth coverage of this region, east of Ankara, Bradt's Eastern Turkey is the only guide to unlock the full mysteries of this little-known region including the hugely significant archeological site of Gobekli Tepe. The perfect companion, the guide seeks not only to inform but also to entertain, written in an engaging style, with many highlighted boxes brimming with amusing anecdotes, Turkish proverbs and extracts from early Turkish literature, as well as full practical information on accommodation, transport, eating and drinking, trekking, bird-watching and wildlife for a memorable and successful trip.
Turkish-speaking Diana Darke has specialised in Turkey for more than 25 years. She is studying for an MA in Islamic architecture and is the author of Bradt's Syria, North Cyprus and Oman.