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A view from a small village in Northeast Anatolia, close to the Russian border.

The province of Kars is located in the North East Anatolia and is on the Historic Silk Road, Kars is a border city whose foundation history extends to the BC 9000 - 8000 and the city is a well-known city with its historical and archeological ruins, natural beauties and rich folklore culture.rnrnrnFrom the researches and studies, it was determined that the history of Kars extends to the Polished Stoned Age (BC 9000 - 8000). Hurri, Urartu, İskit, Part, Sasani and Byzantine civilizations had dominated the region. Seljukian Monarch Sultan Alpaslan had conquered the city and the surrounding area in 1064 and therefore the road of Anatolia had been granted for the following Turkish nations.

After the conquest of the city by the Turks, the city and the region had been dominated by Mongols and Turkish States like Akkoyunlu and Karakoyunlu and finally the city had been entered under the reign of Ottoman Empire after 1514 by the conquest of Yavuz Sultan Selim.

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