Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe. The capital city of Turkey is Ankara. The biggest city and the pre-Republican capital Istanbul is the financial, economic and cultural heart of the country. Turkey’s varied landscapes are the product of complex earth movements that have shaped the region over thousands of. The Bosphorus and the Dardanelles owe their existence to the fault lines running through Turkey that led to the creation of the Black Sea.
Turkey has so much to offer her visitors; breathtaking natural beauties, unique historical and archaeological sites, steadily improving hotel and touristic infrastructure and a tradition of hospitality and competitive prices. Therefore, it is not surprising that this country has recently become one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. The rectangular shaped country is surrounded on three sides by three different seas. Its shores are laced with beaches, bays, coves, ports, islands and peninsulas. The summers are long, lasting as long as eight months in some areas. Turkey is also blessed with majestic mountains and valleys, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and grottoes perfect for winter and summer tourism and sports of all kinds.