About Cappadocia Turkey,
In 1082 the Seljukians captured the citadel of Caesarea and from then on Cappadocian communities were under Seljukian authority. The Moslems with. Iranian background acted really permissively towards the people. The last years of this and the next century passed with the struggle against the Crusaders and with internal conflict among the Turkish tribes. Cappadocia was never reoccupied by the Byzantines and the people were politically separated from Empire. Although we can see the Byzantine Emperor mentioned in the 13th-century frescoes, the name of the Seljukian Sultan is not met. This proves the continuing confidence in the Byzantine Empire But it has no historical significance other than indicating the tolerance of the Turks. A fresco of late 13th century indicates this relationship well. (St. George Church in Belisirma.) In the 13th and 14th centuries and occasionally unsettled peace was established. The region was first under Seljukian and then Mongol occupation. Central Anatolia was filled with Moslem buildings like mosques, medrese and caravanserais for the reason that important trade routes passed and intersected here. After a century of quietness: religious life became of primary importance in the region. The evidence is found in the mural paintings of the 5 churches near Origin. (In Damsa, 15 km. south of Urgup.) Here, Moslem and Christian communities lived together in peace and prosperity. The entrances of a mosque, medrese and several churches of this age still exist. The 40 Martyrs Church, dedicated to the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste is in the village of Sohinefendi (20 km. south of Urgup). The village of Damsa was a bishopric center. The Christian communities showed no sign of activity during the Ottoman until the 19th century.
Visiting Cappadocia Region in Turkey:
If you like to visit all around famous Cappadocia region than you need minimum seven days and you need to stay in one of the hotels in the zone of the Cappadocia. We highly recommend you to visit Cappadocia town with the Professional local tour guides. Private Istanbul Tours organize Cappadocia tour and Cappadocia tour packages ever day all year round according to your time, budget and interests.