Turkey is the tourist country today, which attracts a large tourist sector for treatment, due to this thanks to hot water springs and hospital caves, which are scattered all over Turkey, and which treat a number of pathological symptoms and diseases, and one of the most famous hospital tourist attractions inside Turkey is the mountain of Tozlouja Al-Maleh The mountain is located in the state of Irdır, east of Anatolia, in Turkey.
It is believed that Tuzluca Salt Mines is one of the mountains that people have been going to for decades to recover from respiratory diseases, and the mountain also has the largest salt reserve in eastern Anatolia, where it has been used in the production of salt since ancient civilizations, and today it arrives Tourists for the purpose of treating respiratory diseases, where people with respiratory illnesses come to spend time inside the mountain and recover.
Mount Tozlouja in Agadir, Turkey
Also, the mountain is the focus of attention of tourists, lovers of mountainous nature and lovers of photography because of the beautiful external appearance of the mountain, it is new to mention, that about sixty tons of salt are produced on a daily basis from it, and this is the only economic source in the region with tourism and agriculture, and the salt reserve was estimated With the mountain it meets the needs of Turkey for almost 200 years, salt is exported to neighboring countries of Turkey like Iran.
And the mountain Tuzluga or Tuzluca is located in the western part of Igdir, where the mountainous terrain with the presence of water in the wells, and the area rises 1.254 km from the surface of the sea, and there are salt mines inside it, and salt caves inside the mountain, which are rich in mineral salts, which It deals with asthma, acute bronchitis, and respiratory crises. It is worth noting that there is a large opening inside the mountain in order to cross cars. The region includes 81 small villages.
Historical background about the mountain and the region:
The mountain was known as Kulp, and it was under Russian control before the Treaty of Kars, and the word Tuz in Turkish means salt, and the word means “salt mines” Tuzluca, this mountain is known in all ancient civilizations that lived in Turkey, it was It was called by the Armenians as Koghb, and it came under Ottoman control in 1534 AD after wars with the Persians on salt.
In 1747 AD, the region became part of Erivan Khanate, and after the Russo-Persian War of 1826-1828 CE, the Turkmenchai Treaty was signed and the mountain and region moved to Russian control, and the area was known as Kolb, until salt was studied by the German Friedrich Barrow of the University of Dorpat (Tartu) ), And lies in discovering the strong impact of salt in treating respiratory illnesses and crises.
After the Russian Revolution, the region was under the control of the Democratic Republic of Armenia, and it was ceded to Turkey by the Soviet Union after the Kars Treaty, today it is considered as the first highlands, to treat asthma in Turkey, and the sunny and other fruits are cultivated in the region.
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Today, the Turkish Ministry of Tourism is interested in providing comfort for visitors, who are aiming at the mountain for the therapeutic and recreational purpose as well, if you are a fan of safari and mountain tours, this place is the most suitable choice for you inside Turkey, also if you are a fan of photography and want to take professional and distinguished photos New and good places.
The Turkish city of Igdir, east of Anatolia:
The city of Igdir is one of the most beautiful tourist places in eastern Anatolia, consisting of three towns and 49 villages, and the city is based on agriculture and fishing, agricultural crops are cultivated on the Igdir Çukurova plain, north of Anatolia, and the main products are watermelon, apple, corn, apricot and pear, and the city also depends on Livestock breeding, the city has borders with Iran, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
And about a third of the city’s area is mountains, and the most famous of them is Ağrı Mountain, the highest mountain in Turkey, with a height of 5137 meters and it is the last volcanic mountain to erupt in 1840 AD, and the Aras River flows in the borders between Turkey and Armenia, and the Karakoyunlu region, where there is Many artifacts and historical relics, belonging to the Karakoyunlular civilization, east of Anatolia.