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Mersin Tourist Map







Mersin Tourist Map



The excavations at the Yumuktepe mound north of the city yielded many layers. The oldest of them dates back to 6300 BC, while the newest is dated to the Seljuk period. Excavations are exhibited in Adana Archeology Museum and Mersin Museum. Mersin's appearance on the stage of history coincides with the mid-19th century. In this period, the village, which is a village, has hosted a nomadic Turkmen tribe and its name is taken from this tribe. In addition, the Greeks from the Cappadocia region dominated the urban population and in 1850, 1,600 Muslims were living in the city against 5,250 Orthodox Greeks. The fate of the city changed with the development of cotton production in Çukurova and the connection of the region to the railway network in 1866 in order to eliminate the cotton scarcity in the world especially during the American Civil War. During this period, Mersin has rapidly become a port and trade center where Çukurova's agricultural products are exported. The importance of the Christian Levantines cannot be denied, although the present state of the city is now a minority. The city still has two Levantine cathedrals, the Latin-Italian Cathedral and the Arab-Orthodox Cathedral. In addition, a church for the Greeks in the north of the city is also on the agenda.


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