Kale, Mardin, Turkey 

The 3,000-year-old Mardin Castle, known as the Eagle’s Nest but closed to visitors as it serves as a military base as part of a protocol with NATO, may be the latest addition to a list of tourist attractions, Doğan News Agency has reported.

In a recent visit to the castle, ruling Justice and Development Party deputy Orhan Miroğlu said the castle should serve for tourism at the same time while serving as a military base.

The castle is 1 kilometer in length and 30-150 meter in width and perches on high hills, 1,000 meters above the Mesopotamia plain. The castle is home to ruins of structures that were once used for various jobs in the past.

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