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Rick Steves Turkey is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around Turkey. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Turkey will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Turkey at http://www.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Turkey is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around Turkey. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Turkey will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Turkey at http://www.ricksteves.com.
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Rick Steves Turkey is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours around Turkey. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Turkey will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. Audio tour content is excerpted from Rick Steves guidebooks. All rights reserved. You'll find related travel information for Turkey at http://www.ricksteves.com.

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Episodes

Intro from Rick Steves

3/1/2017
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Turkey playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip, plus audio tours of Turkey's historic sites.

Duration:00:01:24

Ancient Ephesus Audio Tour

3/1/2017
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One of the most important cities of the Roman Empire, Ephesus is among the world’s best ancient sites. We'll see stores where the ancients shopped, baths where they schmoozed, and a theater where St. Paul confronted the pagans. Allow about 90 minutes for this walk. Don't forget to download the PDF companion map at http://www.ricksteves.com/audiotours.

Duration:00:45:03

Ephesus

10/1/2016
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Friends from Turkey explain what the magnificent ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus reveal about Greco-Roman life.

Duration:00:18:14

Cheap Eats in Istanbul

4/9/2016
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A tour guide gives us tips on finding inexpensive edibles in her home town of Istanbul, where some of the tastiest treats are sold right on the street.

Duration:00:11:41

Cruising the Bosphorus

12/4/2014
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Turkish guide Yaren Turkoglu explains why Turks love the busy shipping canal separating the European side of Istanbul from Asia.

Duration:00:11:43

Village Turkey

7/31/2014
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Turkish tour guide Lale Surmen Aran explains how to make friends and enjoy the local culture in the small villages of Turkey.

Duration:00:17:06

Democracy in Turkey

7/31/2014
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A tour guide from Turkey describes what prompted her to join the protests on the streets of Istanbul, as thousands of her fellow citizens demonstrated against the policies of their government's ruling party.

Duration:00:18:22

Turkey's Black Sea Coast

4/11/2013
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A Turkish tour guide takes us on a tour of Turkey's less-touristed coast.

Duration:00:12:01

Ottoman Turkey

4/11/2013
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Turkey playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip.

Duration:00:17:38

Aegean Turkey

9/17/2012
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Turkish tour guides Taylan Tashbashi and Ayshegul Unlu join Rick to offer a taste of what makes the west coast of Turkey such a popular destination, where the remains of classical cultures meet seaside fun on the Aegean.

Duration:00:18:32

Armenians, Kurds, and the EU

9/17/2012
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Two politically-savvy Turks explain the tricky political issues facing their country, including how to deal with deep-rooted ethnic conflicts and how to prepare for a formal relationship with the European Union.

Duration:00:28:03

Ataturk and Modern Turkey

9/17/2012
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Turkish tour guide Mehlika Seval explains to Rick why Turks revere Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of Turkey's modern, secular republic.

Duration:00:07:01

Beyond Turkey: Armenia

9/17/2012
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Rick's guest is Matthew Karanian, co-author of a guidebook to Armenia. Visitors can experience eco-tourism in its untouched countryside and connect with a culture that has persisted for 3,000 years, despite many adversities.

Duration:00:35:30

Cappadoccia

9/17/2012
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Two friends from Turkey describe the other-worldly landscapes and underground cities of Cappadocia.

Duration:00:16:47

Eastern Turkey

9/17/2012
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Turkish tour guide Mehlika Seval tells us why she loves the traditional eastern half of her country, where deeply-rooted cultures carry on with little interruption from tourism.

Duration:00:18:37

Eastern Turkey II

9/17/2012
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Turkish tour guides Tankut Aran and Lale Surmen Aran take Rick to the eastern reaches of their country, where few tourists venture.

Duration:00:17:46

Footsteps of St. Paul

9/17/2012
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Rick chats with tour guide Tankut Aran and documentary filmmaker Tim Frakes about the journeys of the Apostle Paul, who traveled 13,000 miles to spread Christianity around the Roman Empire.

Duration:00:20:52

Islam in Turkey: Rumi

9/17/2012
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Rick talks with Turkish tour guide Mehlika Seval about the enduring appeal of Rumi, an Islamic mystic and poet born 800 years ago.

Duration:00:18:21

Istanbul Backstreets

9/17/2012
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Tankut Aran and Lale Surmen Aran, tour operators based in Istanbul, suggest ways to get beyond the city's tourist hot-spots by delving into the back streets — from overlooked corners of the Grand Bazaar to the traffic-free islands just off the coast.

Duration:00:31:45

Istanbul By Night

9/17/2012
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Gökalp Kasim and Taylan Tasbasi, two tour guides from Istanbul, chat with Rick about their ideas for enjoying a night on the town in Istanbul — even during Ramadan.

Duration:00:18:21