subdivision_name1 = Black Sea
subdivision_name2 = Giresun| population_total = 14365|population_footnotes=
population_as_of =| 2000
area_total_km2 = 1200|elevation_m = 1524|latd = 40
latm = 19
latNS = N
longd = 38
longm = 46
longEW = E
postal_code = 28700
area_code = 0454
blank_info = 28|blank_name=Licence plate
leader_name = İbrahim Bıyıkçı
website = http://www.alucra.bel.tr
Alucra is a town and a district of
Giresun Provincein the Black Sea region of Turkey, convert|130|km|mi|0|abbr=on from the city of Giresun.
Alucra is a modification of the
Ottoman Empirename "El Ücra" meaning "far-off' or "remote".
Alucra is an inland district, high in the Giresun Mountains, at the source of the
Kelkit River. The weather on the Black Seacoast is typically wet and humid but Alucra is high inland therefore much cooler in winter, when it snows, and then dry and hot in summer. The snow melts in March and April and the spring rains last until June, during these months the rivers are full. The countryside is high mountain and pasture, with fir tree cover on the north-facing mountainsides and bare southern faces. Cattle are grazed in the pastures and some wheat is grown despite the dry summers, and in general Alucra is a collection of remote villages.
Local cuisine includes:
* Fit (Düü) Çorbası - a soup made of onions and
* Yağlaç - a cornflour-based
* Pancar Çorbası - beetroot soup
* Ekmek Aşı - dried bread soaked in a stew of fried meat with onions and hot pepper
* Ayran Çorbası - yoghurt soup
* Kesme Çorbası - a kind of local
minestronesoup with lentils and dumplings
* Helle - a soupy dish of bulgur and mint
In July there is a well-known summer festival
This area has firstly been settled by the
Hittitesin ancient era. During the Middle Ages Alucra was the part of the Byzantine Empire, disrupted by the Arabarmies of the Abbasidcaliphate.
Turks first came to the area in their 11th century movement into Anatolia from their homeland in
Central Asiafollowing their defeat of the Byzantines at the Battle of Malazgirt. From 1054 this area was settled by the KipchakTurks from southern Russia, who moved into the area along the Black Seacoast, under the loose authority of the Seljuk Turks. The Seljuks assumed direct control by defeating the Beylik of Mengücek in 1228 but their rule came to an end with their defeat by the Mongolhordes at Kösedağin 1243.
Anatolian Turkish Beyliks remerged despite the growth of the Ottoman Empireuntil the area was brought into Ottoman in 1473 with the defeat of Uzun Hasanby Sultan Mehmet IIat the battle of Otlukbeli.
Places of interest
As well as walks in the high pastures ("
yayla") there are a number of historical sites:
* Kamışlı Kilisesi - a church in the town centre
* Gelinkaya (Bride's Rock - site of a gruesome local legend)
* Ikizler Tepesi - two hills near the village of "Pirilli"
* The right-wing folk singer
* [http://www.alucra.gov.tr/ Local governor's official website]
* [http://www.alucra.com/resimler/ Photos of Alucra - 1]
* [http://www.alucravakfi.org/resim.asp?tur=376 Photos of Alucra - 2]
* [http://www.alucra.net/mainpgs.asp?wayno=20 Photos of Alucra - 3]
* [http://www.akcicekkoyu.com/Koy_foto.aspx Photos of the village of Akçiçek]
* [http://www.aktepeninsesi.com/index.php?option=com_ponygallery&Itemid=168 Village of Aktepe]
* [http://www.doludere.net/fotograflar.asp Village of Doludere]
* [http://www.tohumlukkoyu.com/Sayfa_Modul.asp?nedir=modul&isim=Gallery and Tohumlu Tohumluk]
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