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Hi Everyone,
I found this cute little windmill during my trip in Mersin,Turkey.I know technically it is not great but still wanted to share with you this cute Non-Working Windmill :)
I hope you like it:)
Cheers,
Tolga

City of Mersin
Mersin (Greek Μερσίνη) is the capital city of Mersin province in Turkey, named İçel province till 2002. It is located in the South Anatolia Region, to the south of the country, south of the Taurus Mountains, by the Mediterranean coast.
Since Mersin has always been a port city through history, the area was inhabited since 7th century BC, and was in the interest of many states and civilizations such as Greeks, Byzantines,Arabs, Egyptian Tulunids, Seljuk Turks, Mongols, Crusaders, Armenians, Mamluks, Anatolian beyliks and finally Ottomans.

The Greek geographer Strabo (Greek Στράβων), from Amasya in Pontus refered to the region as Cilicia which was divided into Rugged Cilicia (Cilicia Trachea-Κιλικία Τραχεία) and Flat Cilicia (Cilicia Pedias-Κιλικία Πεδιάς). As both Cilicias' capital was Tarsus (Greek Ταρσός') to which the Cilician Gates opened to, Mersin was the major port of the region being close to Tarsus. When Constantinople became the trade center, investments and tradesmen also shifted there, causing Mersin to lose its shine.

During the American Civil War, the region became a major supplier of cotton to make up for the high demand due to shortage. Railroads were extended to Mersin in 1866 from where cotton was exported by sea. The city developed into a major port and trade center later on.

The city was conquered by Ottomans in 1473 until 1918 when occupied by French and British troops in accord with the Treaty of Sevrès. It was liberated by the Turkish army in 1920. In 1924, Mersin was made a province, and in 1933, Mersin and İçel provinces were joined to form the (greater Mersin) İçel province.
Source:Wikipedia.org

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