The Carian Trail : Turkey on two feet

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  It took four winters for Altay Ozcan and two friends to forge the 820km Carian Trail through the dense forests, scrub and rocky coastline of south-west Turkey. Locals accused them of being illegal treasure hunters, animal poachers or just plain crazy, but never hikers. Walking in Turkey, Altay explained, is bred of necessity, not pleasure. But that may be about to change. What started as an adventure has culminated…