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Pigeon Valley, near Uchisar, is named for it's extraordinary number of pigeon lofts, or dovecotes. Even with the advent of chemical fertilizers, some farmers still maintain these lofts with the insistence that Cappadocian fruits are the sweetest and most succulent in Turkey entirely due to the pigeons' droppings.

Pigeon Valley, near Uchisar, is named for it's extraordinary number of pigeon lofts, or dovecotes. Even with the advent of chemical fertilizers, some farmers still maintain these lofts with the insistence that Cappadocian fruits are the sweetest and most succulent in Turkey entirely due to the pigeons' droppings.

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