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Turkey

1.0 km (0.6 miles) NE of Tatlan, Ankara, Turkey
Approx. altitude: 1173 m (3848 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 40°S 147°W

Accuracy: 18 m (59 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: East #3: South #4: West #5: GPS #6: Mübeccel at the point #7: Towards the point #8: View walking back from the point

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  40°N 33°E (visit #5)  

#1: North

(visited by Nye Morgan and Mübeccel Orsel)

18-Feb-2007 -- Having completed our first Confluence two years ago, it seemed surprising that we had not visited the point in the city where we live. Perhaps it is akin to people who do not visit museums etc in their home town but prefer to see sights in other places. We decided that we must correct this oversight and set off after Sunday brunch for the relatively short trip along the almost deserted Ankara motorway ring road.

We turned off in the direction of Kavakli but then proceeded to take a few wrong turns on the village raods before eventually parking the car less than a km from the point. After an about 100 m walk through farmland, we could see the rock which from previous reports is the location of the point. From here, reaching the point was a very pleasant easy stroll, as crops had yet to be planted.

The only slight hiccup we had was when the battery on the GPS started getting low. Unfortunately, the manufacturers decided to put the "battery low" message directly over the GPS reading. We switched off the GPS, waited a few minutes before switiching on again and managing to take a quick photo before the meessage popped-up again; hence our inability of get all zeros.


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#1: North
#2: East
#3: South
#4: West
#5: GPS
#6: Mübeccel at the point
#7: Towards the point
#8: View walking back from the point
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