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Turkey Flag The Republic of Turkey (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti) is a country located in southwestern Asia (Anatolia), and southeastern Europe (Thrace), with the two parts of the country being separated by the Sea of Marmara (Turkish: Marmara Denizi), which in turn is connected to the Black Sea by the Bosphorus and to the Aegean Sea by the Dardanelles. Turkey shares land borders are with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, and Syria, as well having coasts on the Sea of Marmara, the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean, including the Aegean Sea.

As of 2007, Turkey had an estimated population of 71,158,647. The largest city in the country, is Istanbul, with an estimated population of about 10.3 million. The country's capital is Ankara, which is in the heart of the country and has a population of about 4.3 million. Additionally, there are four other cities with populations of over one million (Adana, Bursa, Gaziantep, and Izmir), as well as more than fifty cities with populations over 100,000.

The Turkish economy is sometimes classified as a developed country, but other cases it is considered a newly industrialized country. Either way, Turkey is known for its large agricultural sector and growing industrial sector. Additionally, tourism is growing more and more important, and in 2005 alone. more than 20 million tourists visited the country.

Map of Turkey

Turkey Country Details


Country Name Turkey
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southeastern Europe and western Asia
Flag Turkey Flag
Principal Language Turk
Capital Ankara
Major Towns/Cities
  • Adana
  • Adapazari
  • Adiyaman
  • Afyon
  • Aksaray
  • Alanya
  • Ankara (Capital)
  • Antakya
  • Antalya
  • Aydin
  • Balikesir
  • Bandirma
  • Batman
  • Bursa
  • Ceyhan
  • Denizli
  • Derince
  • Diyarbakir
  • Edirne
  • Elazig
  • Erzincan
  • Erzurum
  • Esenyurt
  • Eskisehir
  • Gaziantep
  • Gebze
  • Giresun
  • InegŲl
  • Iskenderun
  • Isparta
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Izmit
  • Kahramanmaras
  • Karaman
  • Kayseri
  • Kirikkale
  • Kiziltepe
  • Konya
  • KŁtahya
  • Malatya
  • Manavgat
  • Manisa
  • Mersin
  • Nazilli
  • Ordu
  • Osmaniye
  • Samsun
  • Sanliurfa
  • Siirt
  • Sivas
  • Siverek
  • Sultanbeyli
  • Tarsus
  • Tekirdag
  • Tokat
  • Trabzon
  • Turgutlu
  • Turhal
  • Usak
  • Van
  • Viransehir
  • «orlu
  • «orum


  • Web Sites about Turkey


    Anitkabir, Kemal AtatŁrk's Mausoleum, Ankara, Turkey
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    Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

    Books about Turkey


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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey
    By DK Travel

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    Released: 2016-05-17
    Paperback (420 pages)

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey will lead you straight to the best attractions this beautiful part of the world has to offer. Visit Hagia Sophia, experience the hot springs of Pamukkale, and explore the country region-by-region ‚ÄĒ from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside.

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    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
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    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Area maps marked with sights.
    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
    ¬†¬†¬†‚Äʬ†Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Turkey truly shows you this country as no one else can.

    Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Istanbul, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Istanbul, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Lonely Planet Turkey (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Jessica Lee & Hugh McNaughtan

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    Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Bath in a hammam; explore chaotic and colourful bazaars; or hot air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscape; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Turkey and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Turkey:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - culture/etiquette, language, religion, cuisine, sports, history, architecture, art, craft, literature, music, cinema, dance, landscapes, wildlife, environmental issues
    • Free, convenient pull-out Turkey map (included in print version), plus over 110 colour maps
    • Covers Istanbul, Thrace, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula, Troy, Izmir, North Aegean, Ephesus, Bodrum, South Aegean, Ankara, Cappadocia, Black Sea Coast, Antalya, Eastern Mediterranean, Northeastern Anatolia and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Turkey, our most comprehensive guide to Turkey, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    Fodor's Turkey (Full-color Travel Guide)
    By Fodor's Travel Guides

    Fodor s Travel Guides
    Released: 2014-06-24
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    Spanning two continents and centuries of history, Turkey is where East meets West and where the modern and traditional are constantly blurred, creating a dynamic and fascinating country that's unlike anywhere else in the world. With Fodor's Turkey, visitors can plan and navigate their visit, from the urban streets of Istanbul to the scenic Cappadocia countryside, and everywhere in-between.
    Lonely Planet Turkey (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Steve Fallon & Jessica Lee

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscapes, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ephesus, or soak in a hamam in Antalya's atmospheric old quarter; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Turkey and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Turkey Travel Guide:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine
    • Free, convenient pull-out Istanbul map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour maps
    • Covers Istanbul, Thrace, Marmara, Gallipoli Peninsula, Izmir, Ephesus, Bodrum, Anatolia, Pammukale, Antalya, Ankara, Cappadocia, Aegean Coast, Turquoise Coast, Mediterranean Coast, Black Sea Coast, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Turkey, our most comprehensive guide to Turkey, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for just the highlights? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Turkey, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
    • Looking for a guide focused on Istanbul? Check out Lonely Planet's Istanbul guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer; Discover Istanbul, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Brett Atkinson, Stuart Butler, Steve Fallon, Will Gourlay, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Lonely Planet Turkey (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Steve Fallon, Jessica Lee & Tom Spurling

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    #1 best-selling guide to Turkey*

    Lonely Planet Turkey is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia's honeycomb landscapes, walk amid the ancient ruins of Ephesus, or witness the whirling dervishes perform their mystical craft; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Turkey and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Turkey Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, and more
    • Free, convenient pull-out Istanbul map (included in print version), plus over 75 colour local maps
    • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Travel with Children, and Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar)
    • Coverage of Thrace, Marmara, Istanbul, Izmir, Ephesus, Bodrum, Anatolia, Antalya, Ankara, Cappadocia, Aegean Coast, Turquoise Coast, Mediterranean Coast, Black Sea Coast, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Turkey, our most comprehensive guide to Turkey, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

    • Looking for just the highlights of Turkey? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Turkey, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
    • Looking for a guide focused on Istanbul? Check out Lonely Planet's Istanbul guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Istanbul, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Brett Atkinson, Chris Deliso, Steve Fallon, Will Gourlay, Jessica Lee, Virginia Maxwell, and Tom Spurling.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

    *Bestselling guide to Turkey Source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA, April 2011 to March 2012.

    Turkey - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Charlotte McPherson

    Charlotte McPherson
    Released: 2014-04-15
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    Standing astride two continents and stretching from Europe to the Middle East, Turkey is both feared by the West and wooed by it. Travelers have always been drawn to its glorious cultural heritage and heroic landscapes, and today, thanks to its burgeoning economy, growing geo-political importance, and young population, it is attracting more foreign visitors than ever. This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Turkey reveals a nation in transition. Over the last two decades living conditons have improved greatly and Turkey is now classified as a developed country with an emerging market economy. Viewed by many as a model for outward-looking Islam, it is a country with laws to protect against religious paternalism, where restaurants are open during the fast of Ramadan, and where headscarves or no scarves can be worn in universities, schools, and public offices. Turkey continues to seek EU membership, but the road to accession has been full of twists and turns and the outcome is uncertain. The country is rapidly modernizing. The cities are being transformed with skyscrapers and gated communities. Politically, Turkey has changed dramatically over the past decade and today society is polarized between secularists and traditionalists. While Turkey is in many ways Western and modern, Islamic tendencies are strong. The situation can vary widely between, and even within, different parts of society, and, across the board, there are still forms of behaviour that are taboo. One thing is certain. Turkey’s culture and social life are changing. Culture Smart! Turkey is an invaluable guide to the intricate ins and outs of a rich and complex society. Whether you are planning a vacation or traveling on business, it is vital to be aware of appropriate behavior in different situations, and if you show a genuine interest in their culture and respect for their values, you will win the lasting friendship of your hosts.

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