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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
  • Inegöl
  • Iskenderun
  • Isparta
  • Istanbul
  • Izmir
  • Izmit
  • Kahramanmaras
  • Karaman
  • Kayseri
  • Kirikkale
  • Kiziltepe
  • Konya
  • Kütahya
  • Malatya
  • Manavgat
  • Manisa
  • Mersin
  • Nazilli
  • Ordu
  • Osmaniye
  • Samsun
  • Sanliurfa
  • Siirt
  • Sivas
  • Siverek
  • Sultanbeyli
  • Tarsus
  • Tekirdag
  • Tokat
  • Trabzon
  • Turgutlu
  • Turhal
  • Usak
  • Van
  • Viransehir
  • Çorlu
  • Çorum


  • Web Sites about Turkey


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

    Books about Turkey


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    The Rough Guide to Turkey (Travel Guide) (Rough Guides)
    By Rough Guides

    Rough Guides
    Released: 2016-06-21
    Paperback (728 pages)

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    The Rough Guide to Turkey is a must for all discerning travellers heading to this fascinating country that straddles Europe and Asia. The most comprehensive and informed travel guide on the market, offering insightful coverage taking readers from the stunning trails of the Lycian Way on the Turquoise coast to the iconic dome of Aya Sofia, and from legendary sites such as Troy and Ephesus to the fairytale landscapes of Cappadocia.

    Packed with practical advice on everything from how to buy the finest kilims (rugs) to details on catching dolmuses, The Rough Guide to Turkey has all you need to find the best places to stay and eat, with trusted reviews you can rely on and options to suit all budgets. Complete with stunning photography, itineraries to help plan your trip and detailed maps to navigate your way through even the most maze-like towns, it's easy to see why The Rough Guide to Turkey is such an invaluable addition to your suitcase.
    Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Paul Clammer, Jessica Lee, Simon Richmond, Anthony Sattin, Andy Symington, Steve Waters & Anita Isalska

    Lonely Planet
    Released: 2018-09-18
    Paperback (608 pages)

    Lonely Planet Middle East (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

    Lonely Planet’s Middle East is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving ancient wonder; watch the sun set over the honeycombed magic of Petra; and explore tree-lined boulevards and exquisite blue-tiled mosques in Esfahan, Iran. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Middle East and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet’s Middle East:

    • 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
    • Covers Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Middle East is our most comprehensive guide to the region, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.

    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Jordan and Israel & the Palestinian Territories guides for a comprehensive look at all these countries have to offer.

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

    ‘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)

    *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

    Turkey Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps)
    By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

    Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
    Released: 2012-03-12
    Map (1 pages)

    Turkey Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps)
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    Marco Polo maps feature completely up-to-date, digitally generated mapping. The high quality cartography with distance indicators and scale converters aid route planning. The extensive coverage of the maps enables travellers to cross country boundaries with the same map. A fold-out overview map is ideal for route planning and 7 self-adhesive Marco Polo mark-it stickers can be used to pin-point a destination or route for future reference. Scenic routes and places of interest are highlighted - ideal for touring holidays. Includes 7 city maps: Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir, Adana, Kayseri and Trabzon. Comprehensive index. The map scale is 1: 800 000.

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

    Brand: Lonely Planet
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Discover 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 whirling dervishes perform their mystical craft; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Turkey and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Discover Turkey:

    • Full-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 35 colour local maps
    • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids
    • Coverage of Istanbul, Gallipoli, North Aegean, Ephesus, Bodrum, South Aegean, Cappadocia, Central Anatolia, Antalya, Mediterranean Coast, Eastern Anatolia, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover Turkey, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best.

    • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends a wide range of experiences, both popular and offbeat, and extensively covers all the country to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's Turkey guide.
    • Looking for a guide to 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 and 2013 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)

    Izmir (Turkey) - Wink Travel Guide
    By Wink Travel Guide

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    Once the ancient city of Smyrna, Izmir is now a modern, developed, and busy commercial center, set around a huge bay and surrounded by mountains.

    The broad boulevards, glass-fronted buildings and modern shopping centers are dotted with traditional red-tiled roofs, the 18th century market, and old mosques and churches, although the city has an atmosphere more of Mediterranean Europe than traditional Turkey.

    The city hosts tens of thousands of university students, educates scientists, artists, business leaders and academics. It is a rapidly growing city on the Central Aegean coast of Turkey.

    Wink Travel Guides introduce you to the best world travel destinations, in a clear and concise way, illustrated by photos.

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

    Brand: Fodor's
    Released: 2012-05-22
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    Expanded Coverage: Istanbul‘s hot hotel and restaurant scene gets ample attention, with best bets for different price categories and experiences. A new section covers the Asian side of the city, too.

    Illustrated Features:  
    Magazine-style color features explore quintessential Turkey, including archaeological and historical sites such as Topkapi, Ephesus, and the churches of Cappadocia. Also highlighted are cultural experiences such as shopping for carpets and spices, sampling mezes and street food, and seeing the whirling dervishes. 

    Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: 
    Setting up a great trip is easy using Top Attractions, Top Experiences, and Great Itineraries. Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and chapter planning sections have savvy advice for making the most of your time and for getting around Istanbul and the rest of the country.

    Discerning Recommendations:
    Fodor’s Turkey offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

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