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Explore the treasures Turkey has to offer

The coast of Turkey is on the Mediterranean, so the water is warm and sapphire-blue, the sand is glistening white and the sun shines intensely--this is Turkey at its most tropical. But the celebrated city of Istanbul (formerly the scholarly, Byzantine metropolis, Constantinople) really steals the show. Packed with striking mosques, ancient buildings, markets with craftsmen selling their merchandise, restaurants serving unforgettable food, and beautiful, cozy backstreets… it is simply brimming with life. Cruise down the Bosporus…stare in awe over the plains of Mesopotamia…fly over the unsurpassable landscape of Cappadocia in an air balloon…you’ll never be bored in Turkey. 

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Turkey Fast Facts

Population: 80,694,485

Capital: Ankara

Language: Turkish

Location: Southeastern Europe, between Bulgaria and Georgia, bordering the Mediterranean and Aegean

Coastline: 7,200km

Climate: Temperate; hot, dry summers; mild, wet winters

Country Code: 90

Time Zone: GMT+2

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