Turkey's Munzur Valley (87 images)
In a remote mountain basin where dog-toothed peaks scrape the sky, the Munzur River wends its way through one of Turkey’s most scenic and biodiverse landscapes. Some 5000 plant species grow there, including over 100 that are endemic to the region. Rare animals include bear, wolves, wild cats, and ibex. Though one of Turkey's first and largest national parks was established there in 1971, what makes the Munzur Valley truly special is its culture: it's the heartland of the Kurdish Alevi...