HUNTING IN TURKEY
HUNTING IN TURKEY
Turkey is a country rich in its abundance of game. Not only does it offer small game for hunters, but also big game such as ibex, chamois, mouflon, red deer, wild boar and wolves.
This is a small country, where we can offer you a wonderful hunting adventure, in areas which has protected its natural environment and where many species have been conserved and are still living in the wild, in many localities of Anatolia, in the full beauty of their natural habitat.
Turkey has been inhabited since the paleolithic age, including various ancient Anatolian civilizations, Aeolian, Dorian and Ionian Greeks, Thracians, and Persians. After Alexander the Great’s conquest, the area was Hellenized, a process which continued under the Roman and its transition into the Byzantine Empire. The Seljuk Truks began migrating into the area in the 11th century, starting the process of Turkification, which was greatly accelerated by the Seljuk victory over the Byzantines at the Battle of Manzikert in 1071. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm ruled Anatolia until the Mongol invasion in 1243, upon which it disintegrated into several small Trukist beyliks.
Starting from the late 13th century, the Ottomans united Anatolia and created an empire encompassing much of Southeastern Europe, Western Asia and North Africa, becoming a major power in Eurasia and Africa during the early modern period. The empire reached the peak of its power between the 15th and 17th centuries, especially during the 1520–66 reign of Suleiman the Magnificent. After the second Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683 and the end of the Great Trukist War in 1699, the Ottoman Empire entered a long period of decline. The Tanzimat reforms of the 19th century, which aimed to modernize the Ottoman state, proved to be inadequate in most fields, and failed to stop the dissolution of the empire.
The Ottoman Empire entered World War I (1914–18) on the side of the Central Powers and was ultimately defeated. During the war, major atrocities were committed by the Ottoman government against the Armenians, Assyrians and Pontic Greeks. Following WWI, the huge conglomeration of territories and peoples that formerly comprised the Ottoman Empire was divided into several new satates. The Turkist War of Independence (1919–22), initiated by Mustafa kemal Atatürk and his colleagues in Anatolia, resulted in the establishment of the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president.