Turkey stretches across both southeastern Europe (Eastern Thrace) and the Near East (Anatolia) and has a coastline of more than 7000 kilometres. The two parts of the country are separated by the Bosporus-Marmara Sea-Dardanelles waterway. The successor state of the former Ottoman Empire borders the Mediterranean Sea in the south and west and the Black Sea in the north. The beautiful beaches are very popular with seaside holidaymakers. In Ankara, the capital, you can still find Roman remains from the past. In addition, the mausoleum of state founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is located here. Istanbul used to be called Constantinople and is home to the world famous Hagia Sophia. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, the former seat of the ruler Topkapi Palace and the striking Galata Tower can also be seen here.

Turkey - Travel Guide 2023
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    Turkey

    Travel Guide 2023

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    Country data Turkey

    Turkey at a glance
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    Population83.614.000
    LanguageTurkish
    Area780580 km2
    ContinentEurope
    CurrencyTurkish Lira (TRY)
    Neighboring countriesSyria, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan und Bulgaria
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    Map Turkey

    Country borders and location of the capital
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    Turkey

    A country rich in history and culture, straddling two continents and of exceptional geostrategic importance, Turkey is often referred to as the "bridge between Europe and Asia". There is much to see ...
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