The Yayla principle is comparable to the Alpine pasture and dates back to times, when many people in Anatolia lived as nomads. Any Turkish tribe had a river and a mountain.
While places at the watercourses were used as winter home, the windy mountain residence was useful during the summer season. This principle is still in use, especially older people from the villages prefer to spend the summer time on the hills and mountains.
© Photo by Jens Helmstedt