Pre-Conference Trip

We finally and proudly announce that this year’s pre-conference trip will be held in CAPPADOCIA. The price for this trip is only 250 TL.

Please check the maps bottom in this page!

balon-turlari-2_1568bbbab4c305Before the amazing 4-day EUROsimA 2017 conference, participants will have the chance to meet the atmosphere in Cappadocia. Together with cappadocia, participants will also meet the organization team and the participants just before our 4 days of academically satisfying debating. You are all invited to this friendly and electrifying trip, if you are over the age of 18.

This year, the now called ‘Pre-Conference Trip’ we’ve organized is allowed for participants whose age is 18 or over, regardless of the nationality. If you would like to participate in pre-conference trip you should contact us via info@eurosima.org. Then you will be asked for 250 TL to attend this trip.

 

The trip program starts with departure of the bus from METU entrance on 18th of April at 8 am., ends with arrival of the bus to the Radisson Blu hotel at 19th of April at 11 pm.

!!!Pre-conference trip bus which goes Cappadocia will be departed from entrance of Middle East Technical University (A1 gate) at April 18th  at 8 am!!!

This trip includes the followings:

1) One night of accommodation in Cappadocia (April 18th)

2) One night of accomodation in Ankara (April 19th)

3) All the transportation between Ankara and Cappadocia including the transportation in Cappadocia.

4) Two breakfasts, one in Cappadocia (April 19th), one in Ankara (April 20th)

5) One dinner in Cappadocia (April 18th)

6) All the entrance fees of the museums.

CAPPADOCIA:

Cappadocia is the ancient name of a large region in the center  of Anatolia, although when we speak of Cappadocia today we refer specifically to  the valleys of Goreme and Urgup, with their natural pinnacles and rock churches.  In this survey of Cappadocia’s historical geography, the region will be examined  in its entirety.
Ancient Anatolia or Asia Minor, the large peninsula where modern Turkey is  located, consists of several regions. One of the most important was Cappadocia.  Originally this region encompassed today’s provinces of Kirsehir, Nevsehir,  Aksaray, Nigde, Kayseri, Malatya, the eastern part of Ankara, the southern parts  of Yozgat and Sivas, and the northern part of Adana.

Cappadocia was neighbor to the Commagene to the southeast, Armenia to the  east, Galatia to the northwest, Pontus to the north, Cilicia to the south, and  Phrygia and Lycaonia to the west. According to the geographer Strabo (STRABO  539), who was born in Amasya and lived about 63 BC, Cappadocia measured 1800  stadia ( 332 kilometers ) north to south, from Pontus to the Taurus mountains,  and 3000 stadia ( 552 kilometers ) west to east from Lycaonia and Phrygia to the  Euphrates. In other words, the region was demarcated geographically by the Black  Sea to the north, the Taurus Mountains to the south, the Kizilirmak River to the  west and the Euphrates to the east. The Tatta (Tuz Golu, Salt Lake) to the  southwest marked the border between Phrygia and Lycaonia.

During the 19C BC, Old Assyrian traders were established among the numerous  native city-states  of Cappadocia. Between c.1750-1200 BC, Cappadocia formed the Lower Land of the  Hittite Kingdom. The Persians made Cappadocia a satrapy (province), through which passed the  famous Persian Royal Road from Sardis to Susa. Cappadocia avoided submitting to Alexander the Great. After 190 BC Cappadocia  was ruled by a native dynasty and the rulers became friendly to Rome. In 17 AD  Cappadocia became a Roman province and was joined with the provinces of Galatia  under Vespasian in 72 AD. Soon after, under Trajan, it was united with Pontus.  The Roman period of Cappadocia continued from the 1C through the 4C AD followed  by the Byzantine, Seljuk and Turkish periods. The monasteries of Cappadocia were abandoned after the arrival of the Turks  and later occupied by the local people. Some of the Christian population  continued to live here until the exchange of populations between Greece and  Turkey in 1923.

Here is the Entrance of METU that you are expected to be on 18th April at 8.00 am.

Here is the guide to transport from bus terminal of Ankara to METU

Here is the guide to transport from airport of Ankara to METU