Onur Ertürk is a Professional Tour Guide, licensed from the
Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and he is registered
to the Chamber of Tour Guides of Ankara. He graduated
from Bilkent University at Ankara from the department of
Archaeology and History of Art. He studied on wide range of
archaeological and art historical fields of the Ancient Near
East; especially, Mesopotamia, the Aegean and Anatolia.
Onur joined several archaeological excavation campaigns in
southeastern parts of Turkey where are the richest and most
commonly settled areas and where you can find the oldest
settlements of humanity in the world.
Onur joined the following archaeological excavation
Tilbes Höyük (Şanlıurfa - Turkey) 1998, Kinet Höyük (Antakya
- Turkey) 1999-2000, Şaraga Höyük (Gaziantep - Turkey)
2002, Kazane Höyük (Şanlıurfa - Turkey) 2002
Onur guides tour groups all around Turkey, in cultural, archaeological,
architectural, religious, arts, and nature tours. He speaks advanced
English and Turkish, also knowledgeable on the aspects of Turkey
from the past and today. He has guided hundreds of tour groups in
Turkey, traveled tens of thousands of kilometers together with his
guests. Onur shares cultural, social, artistic and natural values of
Turkey with his guests. Thanks to his education and background in
Archaeology and Art History, he leads cultural excursions and visits
from the Palaeolithic caves to Seljuk caravanserais, from Lycian
cities to Roman theatres, from Byzantine architectural structures to
the modern cities of Turkey .
He also shares unique natural beatuies of Anatolia with his guests;
from heavenly Black Sea plateaus to less known East Anatolian
lakes, to Mediterranean pine forests, deep blue seas of the Aegean
and so on. Onur works with different licensed Group A travel agencies
in Turkey and he guides groups from the USA, Britain, Canada, South
Africa, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India and also from
Onur also guides Turkish tour groups in some abroad countries, such
as Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, the Balkan Countries;
Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, also
a Central Asian country Uzbekistan.
He also worked as a monitoring archaeologist in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project between 2002-
2004. He did archaeological surveys, monitoring and identifying of the archaeological settlements and artifacts on the
pipeline route from Ceyhan to Sivas area, which is about 350 kms. He discovered several archaeological structures
and settlements during the construction, therefore the pipeline works on the route did not
harm those sites and archaeological works were carried out to rescue the items.