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Natural Wonders of Southeast Europe

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These unique rock formations are located in Göreme Valley, Cappadocia, in central Turkey. Wind and rain have eroded the layers of consolidated volcanic ash. Thanks to its unique geological, historic and cultural features, the area is a well-known tourist destination. It was recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 due to its natural and cultural importance.
(Photographer: Milán Radisics, July 2007)

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The Lycian Rock Tombs are a symbol for the town of Dalyan in Mugla province, South West Turkey. Dating back to 400 B.C., these tombs were carved directly into the rocks and are believed to be the resting places of the Kings of Caunos.
Photographer: Solvin Zank, July 2009)

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A baby loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) swims through the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Dalyan, Turkey. Iztuzu Beach in Dalyan is one of the few remaining nesting places for loggerhead turtles, classified as an endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Active protection and conservation of the turtles in Dalyan has ensured that they continue to thrive in the area.
(Photographer: Solvin Zankl, July 2009)

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Small islands in the Dalyan delta in Turkey. The region was designated a wildlife sanctuary and is the home to all kinds of flora and fauna. The brackish water is home of the huge Nile soft-shelled turtle.
(Photographer: Solvin Zankl, July 2009)



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