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Apollonia ( Gölyazı ),Turkey | by Nejdet Duzen
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Apollonia ( Gölyazı ),Turkey

Gölyazı's history dates back to the 5th century B.C. Long ruled by the Kingdom of Pergamom, the ancient city of Apollonia was attached to Adramytterion (today's Edremit) in the Roman era. Destroyed by wars in the 3rd century A.D., the city once again acquired regional importance with the spread of Christianity. Falling under Ottoman rule in the 14th century, Gölyazı (Apolyont) finally settled on the peninsula that forms its boundary today.

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Taken on April 23, 2011