A historical nation with a diverse culture and ancient traditions, amazing iconic archaeological sites, traditional art, stunning scenery and fascinating attractions.
Turkey is a country that occupies a unique geographic position, lying partly in Asia and partly in Europe. Throughout its history it has acted as both a barrier and a bridge between the two continents. It has a cultural connection to ancient Greek, Persia, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires with western influences.
The country is blessed with an almost infinite number of tourist attractions, ranging from underground cisterns to ancient fortresses, mosques and churches. Turkey is home to eighteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and two Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis. It also has, one Wonders of the Medieval World – the former mosque Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Istanbul is the largest city and seaport, home to this iconic wonder Hagia Sophia; the Blue Mosque; the Topkapi Palace; and The Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent, one of the city’s most striking landmarks. Istanbul’s popular Grand Bazaar, is the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. The city also has great museums, fine art galleries and cultural events.
Ankara, Turkey’s capital is renowned for the Angora cat, Angora rabbit and Angora goat. It is the center for performing arts and the site of Antikabir, the enormous hilltop mausoleum of Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey.
Population:   82,236 million (2018)
Currency:   Turkish lira