The Queen of Malaysia fell in love with the historic region of Cappadocia while visiting the Central Anatolia Region site and said she was looking for a house to buy and live in.
Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah recently came to Ankara with her husband, Sultan Abdullah Riayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, the King of Malaysia, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and First Lady Emine Erdoğan.
The Queen then traveled to the world-famous region of Cappadocia, a scenic spot known for its fairy chimneys.
During her visit accompanied by İnci Sezer Becel, the governor of Nevşehir, Maimunah found the area “so beautiful” that she wanted a place to stay.
After her visit to the historical sites, she spoke with Turkish journalists on August 17.
“I have always wanted to visit Cappadocia. I really wish this visit had happened before, but now was the time for me to find an opportunity,” she said.
Stressing that she loved the place so much, the Queen said: “I want to buy a rock-cut place in the area and live there.”
“It’s so beautiful here,” she added.
Maimunah, 62, married the king in 1986 and the couple have four sons and two daughters.
Cappadocia is a historical region dating back to the 6th century BC, located largely in the provinces of Nevşehir, Kayseri, Aksaray, Kırşehir, Sivas and Niğde.