24-May-2009 -- The confluence point 37N 31E is located near the south coast of Turkey, half a kilometer south of the village Yanköy. It is quite easily accessible.
Our big holiday trip from Cyprus to Germany lead us through a hand full of countries. This gave me the opportunity to visit some confluence points. I planned to reach at least one in each country. The first candidate was in Turkey.
After taking the ferry boat from Girne (Northern Cyprus) to Taşucu near Silifke (Turkey), we took the coastal road to Anamur, Alanya, and Antalya. Before reaching Antalya and circa 13 kilometers after passing the city of Serik, we left the road D400 and went right, direction north. That road became very narrow quite soon. Especially by turning right after a way of about 7 kilometers, one road looked as the other. Each crossing or junction consisted of the same kind of road, meaning the pavement and width. So I had to go by following the GPS arrow on the smart phone screen. I had no navigation program and no maps, just the distance and the direction. That's why I had to turn our car several times.
But then I saw this big mountain, looking similar to a table mountain from the Monument Valley, with an old castle on it. So it became easier to orientate and to find the village Yanköy, which is very close to the CP location. The weather was nice; it was a little bit windy. The only heavy thing was a lot of brushwood on a little rise beside a small watering creek. It was located between a field and a farmer's building. On picture #1 you can see the low brushwood on the little hill with the CP location. The photo was taken from a little bridge. After collecting some scratches from the thistles, I took the pictures of the CP 37N 31E on top of the mentioned little rise! My family found frogs and even water turtles in the creek nearby!
So I was very glad to visit my first confluence point in Turkey on 24 May 2009. Unfortunately, there was no other possibility to visit a second one in Turkey during our trip. Let's see what future brings!
Confluence point 41N 25E in Greece shall be the next!