Turkey is a rich and amazing country and the meeting point of European and Asian culture. Thanks to its rich past and numerous neighbours (Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Syria, Iraq and Iran), Turkey has an incredible multi-cultural heritage.
Founded in 1923 only, the Republic of Turkey’s earliest settlement date back from the paleolithic age and the Anatolian civilizations. Many empires ranging from the Sumerians to the Hittites, the Lydians to the Byzantines and the Seljuks to the Ottomans have flourished in the country, bringing with them many cultural assets travellers are today searching in Turkey.
The country has countless destinations on offer. Its varied geography makes it a country with plenty of mountains, plains, caves, seas and many more natural treasures which provide visitors with all kind of exciting outdoor activities.Turkey is composed of 7 region and vast diversity of climate. Aegean and Mediterranean coastal areas enjoy the typical Mediterranean climate, the region around the Sea of Marmara, including Istanbul, has a transitional climate, the Black Sea region has an oceanic climate, interior areas like Ankara have hot summers and cold and snowy winters and the south eastern region near the Syrian border has an arid climate.
As a religious hub, Turkey is wealthy in monuments and cultural sites. Art movements that were born in Anatolia and then introduced to the international audience are still kept alive and continue to grow in the present day. Besides, visitors enjoy attending folk dances and songs shows in every province they visit.
Turkey is much appreciated for its delicious cuisine including diverse flavors and light spices. Travellers indulge themselves with meat specialties, cold dishes with olive oil and sweet delicacies.
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