TURKEY

Turkey is a country that serves as a bridge between the Middle East and Europe. A small part of the country is in Europe, and a large part is in Asia. Turkey has a very important geographical location in the world. Anatolia is considered as an Asian part. These lands have been home to very important states of human history for thousands of years. Therefore, this bridge which is very valuable geographically is also valid in a cultural way.

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The official name is the Republic of Turkey and has a population of about 80 million. The establishment date is October 29, 1923. The biggest city is Istanbul with a population of around 20 million. The capital city is Ankara.

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Anıtkabir – Ankara

Neighbors are Greece and Bulgaria in the West – Syria and Iraq in the south – Iran Armenia Georgia and Nakhchivan(Azerbaijan) in the east. The three sides of the country are surrounded by the sea. There is the Black Sea in the north, the Aegean Sea in the west, and the Mediterranean in the south. And there are two very important straits connecting the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. The Dardanelles and the Bosphorus.  They’re one of the most important sea routes in the world. At the same time, Asia and Europe are separated from each other by these straits.

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 Bosphorus – Istanbul

The most distinctive features of the four seasons are experienced in Turkey.  You can spend a unique summer holiday in the coastal regions and enjoy winter tourism in the eastern regions.

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Yedigöller National Park – Bolu
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Palandöken – Erzurum
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Kaş – Antalya

Turkey’s geographical features offer different flavors in every region. You can enjoy nature at any time of the year and spend a lot of precious time with perfect sceneries.

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Pamukkale – Denizli
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Ayder – Rize

 

Although the Republic of Turkey about 100 years old, the history of Anatolia dates back thousands of years.  For example, the world’s oldest temple in Göbekli Tepe is 10.000 years old.

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Göbekli Tepe – Urfa

Since that time, the lands of Anatolia have been home to many civilizations.  Troy, Hittites, Ionia, Phrygia, Lydians, Persian Domination, Hellenistic Period, Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Seljuq Dynasty and Ottoman Empire. You can find remains of these civilizations in many parts of Anatolia. When viewed from this aspect, Anatolia is a very big open-air museum.

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Sumela Monastery
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Cappadocia
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Mount Nemrut
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Ephesus
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Hagia Sophia

This country which is with the famous hospitality of the people of Turkey, with a wide variety of cuisine that appeals to every taste, with immense landscapes, with bazillion historical and cultural structures is an option that you should definitely make use of an opportunity.    For volunteering projects, education, holidays or other reasons.

Turkey offers you the excitement of discovery…

 

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