Are they native to the region? No. But we’ll need to know more…

Camels were first introduced to Turkey during the Ottoman Empire. According to the local sources, the camel population in Turkey was 25,000 in 1952. However, because of tractors and other agricultural technology, camels’ requirement has diminished significantly, with just approximately 2000 remaining in Turkey today.

Cappadocia was never a camel stopover, although many camels travelled through it on their way to Constantinople/Istanbul. In these days, they are serving as a fun way of viewing spectacular Cappadocia.

You can check the camel safari options from here.