South Ossetia attractions with unrecognized countries tourism? Erbil is the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and it will be the capital of the whole Kurdistan, including land currently in Turkey, Syria, and Iran, if Kurdistan ever becomes an independent state. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, experts claim that first remains date back from the 28th century BC; today, however, Erbil is a pro-Western, modern capital. From Erbil’s Citadel, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the Christian district of Ankawa and plenty of bazaars and epic teahouses, you are going to love Erbil and wish to have more days to spend there.
Artsakh, or Nagorno-Karabakh, is located in the southeast of the Armenian Highlands. Myriad sources confirm that it has been a part of historical Armenia since antiquity. In the medieval period, however, it fell under foreign rule: first to Persia and then to nomadic Turkic tribes that began invading its borders in the 18th century, starting centuries-long wars against local Armenian noble families. 1988 was a turning point in the history of Karabakh. The people of Artsakh raised their voices using their constitutional rights, seeking to secede from Azerbaijan according to Soviet laws on self-determination. However, every effort to discuss the dispute in a civilized fashion was followed by an escalation of violence. By 1994, the self-defense forces of Artsakh had driven out all Azeri military and civilian presence, establishing de facto rule over Artsakh including territories liberated in 1993-94. See additional details on Artsakh Tours.
Georgia is the world’s fourth-largest hazelnut producer, so it comes as no surprise that Italian company Ferrero—of Ferrero-Rocher, Kinder, and Nutella—runs a nut-processing facility in Georgia. What is surprising, given the Georgian-Abkhazian trade embargo, is that at least one-tenth of Georgia’s hazelnut exports originate in Abkhazia, according to The Economist. So, if you’ve dipped into a Nutella jar while on vacation in Europe, you may have enjoyed some literal forbidden fruit.
For example, Abkhazia, Artsakh, Somaliland, Transnistria and South Ossetia, all meet the declarative criteria (with de facto partial or complete control over their claimed territory. They have a government and a permanent population), but whose statehood is not recognized by any other states (with a few exceptions). These territories constitute anomalies in the international system of sovereign states and often present significant challenges to policy makers. This is evidenced by the war in Georgia and the continued debate over the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Find extra info on politicalholidays.com.