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Contents /Universiade 2005 Izmir
World youth meet on the Aegean The world's largest sporting event after the Olympics, the 23rd Summer University Games will start in Izmir on 11 August. And Turkish Airlines is one of the sponsors...

City of sea breezes, Izmir with its five-thousand-year-old past is the pearl of the Aegean. With its peerless archaeological sites and historical texture forged over thousands of years, Izmir province is a cradle of civilization. The legendary ruins of Ephesus, home of the Temple of Artemis, one of the seven wonders of the world, and the ancient settlement of Pergamum with its Asklepion dedicated to the god of health are just a few of this beautiful area's historic riches. Not to mention all the famous people who passed through Izmir over the ages... Homer, creator of the two great literary masterpieces, the Iliad and the Odyssey, was born on these lands. Heraclitus, who lived in Ephesus, uttered his famous words, "You can't step into the same river twice", while contemplating the waters of the Meander. And Anaxagoras,
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