HUMAN RIGHTS AND CULTURE IN EAST ANATOLIA



 
Day 1: İstanbul or Ankara
Arrival in İstanbul or Ankara. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight. (D)
 
Day 2: İstanbul or Ankara – Erzurum
Flight to Erzurum. Meeting political party leaders and lawyers. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 3: Erzurum – Artvin 
Visiting the city: Çifte Minareli Medrese, Mausoleums, the Grand Mosque and the Yakutiye Medresesi. Departure for Artvin (Mt. Athos of Georgians). On the way visiting the fantastic church of Georgians, Öşk-Vank. Dinner and overnight in Artvin. (D)
 
Day 4: Artvin
Visiting the churches of Dolishane, Porta and Yeni Rabat in the vicinity, in outstanding scenic beauty. Meeting teachers and lawyers. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 5: Artvin – Kars – Iğdır 
Departure for Kars. Meeting Human Rights Association (HRA) representative and political party leaders. Visiting the ancient city of Armenians: Ani. Departure for Iğdır and dinner and overnight. (D)
 
Day 6: Iğdır - Van
Departure for Van. On the way visiting Ishak Pasha Palace. Visiting the Citadel in Van. Meeting trade unionist. Dinner and overnight. (D)
 
Day 7: Van
Visiting the Urartian place of Çavuştepe, the Castle of Hoşab and the church on Akdamar Island. Meeting HRA representatives and teachers. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 8: Van – Diyarbakır 
Departure for Diyarbakır. Meeting HRA representatives, trade unionists and political party leaders. Visiting the Grand Mosque and the Museum. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 9: Diyarbakır – Şanlıurfa 
Departure for Şanlıurfa. Visiting mosques and the Grand Bazaar. Meeting HRA representatives, teachers or trade unionists. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
 
Day 10: Şanlıurfa – Adıyaman or Kahta
Visiting Harran. In the afternoon departure for Mt. Nemrut. On the way visiting the Dam of Atatürk, a part of GAP ( South Anatolia Project). Dinner and overnight in Adıyaman or Kahta. (B, D)
 
Day 11: Adıyaman or Kahta – Malatya
Visiting Mt. Nemrut very early in the morning to have a sunrise overthere. After breakfast departure for Malatya. Visiting the historical buildings. Meeting HRA, lawyer and political party leaders. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 12: Malatya – Sivas
Departure for Sivas. Visiting the Historical buildings. Meeting teachers, lawyers and trade unionists. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 13: Sivas – Kayseri
Departure for Kayseri. Visiting the historical buildings. Meeting teachers, lawyers and trade unionists. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 14: Kayseri – Ankara or İstanbul
Flight to Ankara or İstanbul. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight. (B, D)
 
Day 15: Departure
Transfer to the airport and departure. (B)

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