Turkey

Languages:

Turkish 

Time zone:

FET (UTC+3) 

Electricity:

220V 50Hz 

Area:

783,356 sq km 

Population:

70586256 

Currency:

Turkish lira ₺ (TRY) 

Religion:

Islam (96.5% ),Christianity (0.3%), Other/None (3.2% ) 

Government:

Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic 

Phone code:

+90 

Turkey is a country that boasts of a rich history and a UNESCO World Heritage award. It was mentioned in Homer's Iliad specifically as the place where the Trojans battled with the Greeks. It is has also been believed as the land where Alexander the Great was able to untie the Gordion Knot.
The Turks' hospitality will surely amaze visitors. The locals are so friendly that they really go out of their way to be of help. Hospitality has been part of their culture even during ancient times when trading between other nations was an everyday part of life. Turkish baths are part of the list of top Turkey attractions. These baths have been popular since the Medieval Ages. Ballooning is also a well loved activity in Turkey and is best done at dawn. Winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing are also enjoyable activities in the country. Both traditional and modern types will certainly love Turkey as it has something for everyone: Byzantine churches, domed mosques, restaurants, galleries, etc.

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Istanbul

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Goreme

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Antalya

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Fethiye

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Marmaris

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Marmaris

Marmaris, Turkey's fishing village for so many years is now a busy city because of its beaches and resorts flocked by tourists. Marmaris was part of the empire of Caria during 6th century B.C., until ...

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