Facts about Turkey
REPUBLIC OF TURKEY was established October 29, 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Turkey is a secular, democratic, modern and social rule of law. The largest towns are the capital Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul, Adana, Antalya and Konya.
Total coastal line of Turkey is 8.333 km long.
It is a country where people of all religions, races and nationalities live together. Turkey's location is unique in that it straddles two continents - Europe and Asia.
Turkey has a total area of 814.500 km2. It borders Georgia, Armenia and Iran to the east, Iraq and Syria to the south, and Bulgaria to the west. It has coastlines on the four seas - the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea and the Marmara Sea.
Istanbul is the only city in the world that borders on two continents, it served as the capital of three great civilizations, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, for over 2000 years.
Temple of Ephesus and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, are located in the western part of Turkey.
Julius Caesar declared his famous "Veni, Vidi, Vici" when he defeated the ancient kingdom of Pontius State in the Black Sea region of Turkey.
The famous Trojan War was fought in the western parts of Turkey.
Legend says that Noah's Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat (5137 masl), located in northwestern Turkey, once the flood waters subsided.
Aspendos, located on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey is one of the largest preserved amphitheatres in existence. It has a capacity of around 15,000 and is still in use today, host concerts and international festivals.
Part of the southwestern shore of Turkey was given by Mark Antony to Cleopatra as a wedding gift.
Leonardo da Vinci conceived the idea of ??a bridge spanning the Bosphorus in Istanbul, and thus connects Europe and Asia. This design was too ambitious then but, today, there are two bridges spanning the Bosphorus that almost reflect Leonardo design.
It is about 2,000 years ago Christians fled from Roman cruelty and settled in Cappadocia in Anatolia region.
Over 300 sunny days, several mil sandy beaches!
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Plenty of activities and attractions for all ages and much more!