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  2. Turkey - Wikipedia

    Turkey, officially the Republic of Türkiye (Turkish: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti [ˈtyɾcije dʒumˈhuːɾijeti] ⓘ), is a country located at the juncture of Southeast Europe and West Asia. It is mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in West Asia, with a small portion called East Thrace on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe.

  3. Turkey is situated at the crossroads of the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, and eastern Mediterranean. It is among the larger countries of the region in terms of territory and population, and its land area is greater than that of any European state.

  4. Turkey Maps & Facts - World Atlas

    Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country. The major part of the country lies in the Anatolian Plateau of Western Asia while a small part is located on Southeastern Europe's Balkan Peninsula. The Turkish Straits (Bosphorus and Dardanelles) and Sea of Marmara separate the European part of Turkey called East Thrace from Anatolia.

  5. Turkey (Turkiye) - The World Factbook

    Turkey (Turkiye) Middle East Page last updated: November 14, 2023 Photos of Turkey (Turkiye) view 61 photos Introduction Background Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk or "Father of the Turks."

  6. The 10 best places to visit in Turkey - Lonely Planet

    Turkey The best places to visit in Turkey: from ancient sites to hot-air-balloon heights Jennifer Hattam Dec 31, 2021 • 6 min read It'll take more than one vacation to cover all the wonderful places to visit in Turkey © RgStudio / Getty Images

  7. Turkey - Culture, Cuisine, Religion | Britannica

    Table of Contents. Turkey - Culture, Cuisine, Religion: Culturally, as in so many other respects, Turkey sits between East and West, drawing elements from both to produce its own unique blend. The territory that now constitutes the republic has been subject to a striking range of cultural influences; these have left a rich archaeological legacy ...

  8. Turkey officially the Republic of Türkiye, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe.

  9. 10 Things to Know About Turkey - U.S. News & World Report

    10 Interesting Facts About Turkey. The country whose history traces to ancient times hosts the world’s largest number of Syrian refugees and faces international criticism for its record on human ...

  10. Welcome to Visit Turkey, your official country guide to Turkey. Find things to do in Turkey, days out in Turkey, Turkey attractions and sightseeing, what's on, Turkey events, theatre, tours, restaurants and hotels in Turkey. Plan your trip to Turkey with useful traveller information. DESTINATIONS.

  11. Tourism in Turkey - Wikipedia

    Pamukkale in Turkey is a World Heritage Site.Turkey has 622 national parks.. Tourism in Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resorts along its Aegean and Mediterranean Sea coasts. Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture, spa, and health care.. Number of international tourist arrivals. Since 2021, Turkey is the fourth most visited country ...