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Hatay Archaeological Museum
Construction of Antakya Archaeological Museum (also known as Hatay Archaeological Museum) started in 1934 on the recommendation of the French archaeologist, M. Prost. It was completed in 1938. In 1939 the province of Hatay was united with Turkey. The museum came under Turkish control. It was reorganized and reopened in 1948. In 1975 the Antakya Archaeological Museum was opened after modern reorganization.

Archaeological Museum of Manisa
Archaeological Museum of Manisa is situated in the historic kulliye of Muradiye Mosque. Local and regional artefacts from antique Magnesia, Sardes and other regional towns are displayed. Museum displays cover from the prehistoric times to 20th century. Ethnography Museum is in the nearby building.

Beyazid II Külliye Health Museum
Beyazid II Külliye Health Museum is in Edirne, Turkey. A külliye is an Ottoman architectural concept that designates a complex of buildings centered around a mosque and Bayezid II Külliye was built in 1488 by the Ottoman sultan Bayezid II.

Bolaman Castle
Bolaman Castle consist of two main parts, which are the inner and the outer castle. Inside the castle there is a little chapel that was build accordind to the basilical plan. A wooden residence was built on the inner castle at the 18th century. Known as the Kademoglu mansion this house is one of the most important residences of the Fatsa in Black Sea region of Turkey.

Hagia Sophia
The Hagia Sophia, now the Hagia Sophia Museum, is a former church and mosque located in the city of Trabzon in the north-eastern part of Turkey. It dates back to the 13th century when Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond. It is located near the seashore and 2 miles west of the Comnenon fortress.

Kabatepe, or Gaba Tepe, is a headland overlooking the northern Aegean Sea in what is now the Gallipoli Historic National Park, on the Gallipoli peninsula in northwestern Turkey. During the First World War, the headland then known as Gaba Tepe was the site of an artillery battery which constantly harassed the ANZAC troops around ANZAC Cove to the north throughout the Gallipoli Campaign.

Kars Museum
The Kars Museum was opened in 1963 in the Kumbet Mosque of Kars, Turkey. The structure was first built as a church under the Armenian Bagratuni Dynasty by Abbas II in 930–937 A.D. In 1579, it was converted to a mosque. Archaeological works from Kars and its surrounding region, as well as objects uncovered by the excavations of the medieval Armenian city of Ani were gathered here. After the new museum building was completed the works were moved and exhibited there.

Trabzon Museum
Trabzon museum or Kostaki Mansion is located on the north of Zeytinlik district very near Uzun Sokak in Trabzon, Turkey. It was built between 1890-1900 by Kostaki Teophylaktov who was a famous banker migrated from Caucasia- Russia to Trabzon after Ottoman-Russia War 1877-78. When Trabzon was occuppied by Russian troops, they used this building as Russian Headquarters. After Russian departed from Trabzon, Kostaki had his properties following his Bankrupty, all his properties were bought Nemlizade Akif Kaptan Bey (1789-1945) who was famous merchant in Trabzon.

Sümela Monastery
The Sümela Monastery stands at the foot of a steep cliff facing the Alt?ndere valley in the region of Maçka in Trabzon Province, Turkey. It is a major tourist attraction located in the Alt?ndere National Park. It lies at an altitude of about 1200 metres overlooking much of the alpine scenery below.


Mevlâna Museum
The Mevlâna museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Sufi mystic also known as Mevlâna or Rumi. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.

Karun Treasure
Karun Treasure is the name given to a collection of 363 valuable Lydian artifacts dating from the 7th century BC and originating from U?ak Province in western Turkey, which were the subject of a legal battle between Turkey and New York Metropolitan Museum of Art between 1987-1993 and which were returned to Turkey in 1993 after the Museum admitted it had known the objects were stolen when they had purchased them. The collection is alternatively known as the Lydian Hoard.

Karatay Medrese
Karatay Medrese is a medrese, meaning a school with a frequently but not absolutely religious focus, built in Konya, Turkey, in 1251 by the Emir of the city Celaleddin Karatay, serving the Seljuk sultan. Since 1955, the edifice serves as a museum where Seljuk tiles are united, while artifacts in stone or in wood are on display in Ince Minaret Medrese, also in Konya. The collection of Karatay Museum was particularly enriched by the finds collected as of the 1970s in Kubadabad Palace royal summer residence on Lake Bey?ehir shore, at eighty miles from Konya to the west.

Cape Jason
Cape Jason is a cape located at Çaytepe / Çaka villages, Persembe (formerly Vona) district, Ordu Province, Turkey. Its name is derived from the mythological leader Jason of the Argonauts.

Ankara Aviation Museum
Ankara Aviation Museum was founded by Turkish Air Force and opened by Sabiha Gökçen and commandants Halis Burhan, Ahmet Çörekçi, on September 18, 1998. It is located in Etimesgut district of Ankara, Turkey.

Ethnography Museum of Ankara
The Ethnography Museum of Ankara built by architect Arif Hikmet Koyunoglu, is located on the site of a Muslim cemetery on a hill in Namazgah, Ankara, Turkey. The hill was granted to Ministry of National Education in order to be built as museum according to Decree of Cabinet of Ministers dated November 15, 1925 by General Directorate of Charity Foundations.

State Art and Sculpture Museum
The State Art and Sculpture Museum (Turkish: Ankara Resim ve Heykel Müzesi) was built in 1927 by architect Arif Hikmet Koyuno?lu on the direction of Atatürk in Ankara, Turkey. It is close to the Ethnography Museum and houses a rich collection of Turkish art from the late 19th century to the present day. There are also galleries for guest exhibitions.

Turkish State Cemetery
Turkish State Cemetery is a national and military cemetery in Ankara, Turkey, containing the graves of the presidents of Turkey and the high-ranked, close companions-in-arms of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, in the Turkish War of Independence.

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations (Turkish: Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi) is located on the south side of Ankara Castle in the Atpazari area in Ankara, Turkey. It consists of the old Ottoman Mahmut Pa?a bazaar storage building, and the Kur?unlu Han. Because of Atatürk's desire to establish a Hittite museum, the buildings were bought upon the suggestion of Hamit Zübeyir Ko?ay, who was then Culture Minister, to the National Education Minister, Saffet Ar?kan. After the remodelling and repairs were completed (1938 -1968), the building was opened to the public as the Ankara Archaeological Museum. It is one of the richest museums in the world.

Istanbul Aeronautics Museum
The Istanbul Aeronautics Museum (Turkish: Havacilik Müzesi) is a military-based museum, managed by Turkish Air Force. The museum is located in the Ye?ilköy district of Istanbul, Turkey. The area of museum is 65,000 m².

Istanbul Archaeology Museum
The Istanbul Archaeology Museums (Istanbul Arkeoloji Müzesi) is an archeological museum, located in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey, near Gülhane Park and Topkap? Palace.

Museum of Illumination
The Museum of Illumination and Heating Appliances (Turkish: Ayd?nlatma ve Is?tma Araçlar? Müzesi) is a small privately-run museum adjacent to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in the Sultanahhmet neighbourhood of Eminönü in Istanbul, Turkey. Located in a restored 19th century mansion, the museum houses a large collection of antique and archaic heating and lighting appliances, as well as a variety of other Anatolian artifacts.

Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art
Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art is a private collection museum, founded by Sevda and Can Elgiz in 2001. Formerly, under the name of 'Proje4L-Istanbul Museum of Contemporary Art', the space provided three years of useful exposure for the work of established and emerging artists, in order to encourage wide spread progressive developments throughout the Turkish contemporary art scene. The museum has subsequently changed its name and format in order to accommodate essential works from 'The Elgiz Collection'.

Istanbul Toy Museum
The Istanbul Toy Museum (Turkish: ?stanbul Oyuncak Müzesi) is a small museum dedicated to toys. The museum is located in the Göztepe district of Istanbul, Turkey, in the garden of the Eyüp Sultan Mosque. The museum was founded by the Turkish poet and novelist, Sunay Ak?n, in 2005. The museum opened on April 23, a national holiday in Turkey, National Sovereignty and Children's Day. Currently, the museum has on display 4,000 toys and miniatures, from Turkey and abroad; many of the exhibits are antiques, some of which date back nearly 200 years.

Istanbul UFO Museum
Istanbul UFO Museum is the fourth international UFO museum, and is located in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Founded by Haktan Akdo?an's Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center in 2002, the museum contains various photos, videos, reports, UFO-alien models, and a library about UFO's and extraterrestrial life.

Istanbul Military Museum
Istanbul Military Museum (Askeri Müze) is dedicated to one thousand years of Turkish military history. It is one of the leading museums of its kind in the world. The museum is open to the public everyday except Mondays and Tuesdays. The museum initially opened in Saint Irene Church. Later in 1950, it was moved to the First Army Headquarters building in Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye, not far from the Taksim Square in Istanbul.

Rahmi M. Koç Museum
The Rahmi M. Koç Museum is a private industrial museum in Istanbul, Turkey dedicated to history of transport, industry and communications. Rahmi M. Koç, member of the wealthiest dynasty in Turkey and retired boss of the Koç Group, founded the museum in 1991, which was opened on December 13, 1994. The museum is located in the suburb of Hasköy on the north shore of the Golden Horn and situated in two historical buildings connected to each other. It is open to public every day except Monday. The museum's director is Anthony Phillipson.

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is a museum located in Sultanahmet Square in Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. Constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of ?brahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent.

Antalya Museum
The Antalya Museum or Antalya Archeological Museum is one of Turkey's largest museums, located in Konyaalt?, Antalya. It includes 13 exhibition halls and an open air gallery. It covers an area of 7,000 m² and has 5000 works of art are exhibited. In addition a further 25 - 30,000 artifacts which cannot be displayed are in storage.[1] As a museum exhibiting examples of works, which illuminate the history of the Mediterranean and Pamphylia regions in Anatolia, Antalya Museum is one of the most important of Turkey's museums. The Museum won the “European Council Special Prize” in 1988.

Great Palace Mosaic Museum
The Great Palace Mosaic Museum (Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi), is located close to Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul, Turkey, at Arasta Bazaar. The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.