Welcome To Turkey
Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains, and lakes and offers a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life. From April to October, most areas in this vast country offer an ideal climate perfect for relaxing on sandy beaches or enjoying the tranquillity of mountains and lakes.
Turkey has a magnificent past, and is a land full of historic treasures from 13 successive civilizations spaning 10,000 years. Even if you spend only a short time in Turkey, you can see a wealth of great heritage.
But there is no doubt that one visit to Turkey will not be enough, and you will want to come back again and again as you discover one extraordinary place after another.
All of them, no matter how different, have one thing in common the friendly and hospitable people of this unique country.
Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides, the Black Sea in the North, the Mediterranean in the South and the Aegean in the west. ln the north west there is also an important internal sea, the Sea of Marmara, between the straits of the Dardanells and the Bosphorus.
Turkey has 80 provinces and seven geographical regions four are given names of the seas which are adjacent to them The Black Sea Region, The Marmara Region, The Aegean Region and The Mediterranean Region.
About Turkey in Brief
Offical Name :The Republic of Turkey (Turkiye Cumhuriyeti)
Founder :Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 - 1938)
Population :75 million
Language :Turkish (uses Latin Alphabet)
Currency :Turkish lira (TL)
Geography :Area 780,580 sq km.
Turkey is the only country in the world to straddle two continents. Istanbul, the former capital city, is located in both Asia and Europe. Turkey is a curious mix of cultures, with numerous ancient historical sites and modern commercial cities, this beautiful and diverse country offers much to the discerning traveller, from cosmopolitan Istanbul, home of the old Ottoman Empire, with its glorious architecture, famous bazaars and tranquil religious sites, to sleepy fishing villages where the pace of life is so relaxed you feel you are in an earlier century.
Turkey has become a popular tourist destination in the last few years and there are many and varied resorts available to travellers each offering something suitable for every holiday maker.
Each place you come across whether it is a small sleepy village, bustling tourist resort or modern city has its own special charm and quality providing every traveller with a multitude of choice, from relaxation, sporting, cultural or commercial activities.
The landscape is dotted with ruins and monuments which attest to past civilisations which once adorned this land. Between 2000 BC and AD 1500 Turkey was the centre of world civilisation and trade and todays traditional Turkish city is typically situated along historical trade routes notably the silk and spice routes..
Turkish hospitality is renowned throughout the world, once you step foot onto Turkish soil you will lose your heart to this wonderful country and her people. The Turkish people will welcome you with open arms into their homes and their hearts; they will make you a part of their family and share all they have with you. They expect nothing in return.
Turkey is certainly a place you will never forget, with its diversity, culture, wonderful people, dramatic landscapes, glorious beaches and fantastic climate.