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Eastern Anatolia

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Eastern Anatolia (Turkish: Doğu Anadolu) is a region in Turkey. It occupies the mountainous east of the country and has the harshest winters.


  • Ağrı Province
  • Ardahan Province
  • Bingöl Province
  • Bitlis Province
  • Elazığ Province
  • Erzincan Province
  • Erzurum Province
  • Hakkâri Province
  • Iğdır Province
  • Kars Province
  • Malatya Province
  • Muş Province
  • Tunceli Province
  • Van Province


  • Darende
  • Dogubeyazit - town on Iranian border, fascinating Ishak Pasa Palace is located nearby.
  • Erzincan
  • Erzurum - biggest city of the region, near Palandöken Ski Centre.
  • Kars - city in northeast, with interesting Russian architecture.
  • Malatya
  • Muş
  • Tatvan - on the western coast of Lake Van, eastern terminus of railway from Istanbul, with ferry connections to Van and then on to Iran.
  • Van - city on the eastern coast of Lake Van, with some remnants from Urartu civilization and some Armenian monasteries, too.

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Covering an area in which you can fit in four Switzerlands with still some more room, but with a population of just over 6 million, Eastern Anatolia is all about vast landscapes of mountainous terrain, with occasional flat-ish plateau inflitrated inbetween.


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