Villages of Cappadocia – Mustafapaşa Throughout the Seljuk and early Ottoman periods, Mustafapaşa (then known as Sinasos) remained predominately Christian although the Muslim population increased under the Ottoman empire. The Ottoman Greeks of Cappadocia were mostly wealthy caviar merchants trading in Istanbul, and built splendid old stone Greek houses for their families in Sinasos, with richly […]

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Turkish Wines

Turkish Wines Wines have played an important rôle in Turkey since times immemorial and Cappadocia was one of the first wine-producing areas. It was in Asia Minor around 2 000 BC durng the Hittite era that wine-producing really began seriously. The Hittites created wines classifications and began exporting wine to countries of the Assyrian and […]