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Turkey is an Eurasian country that streches across Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia. It is a parlamentary democracy. Turkey is a member of the United Nations.
Quick Facts
Location: SE Europe/
SW Asia
Language: Turkish
Capital: Ankara
Government: Republic
Population: 73 million
Currency: Lira (TRY)
Time zone: GMT+2
Phone code: +90
Internet TLD: .tr

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Major Cities
Istanbul 8.8 million
Ankara 3.2 million
Izmir 2.2 million
Bursa 1.2 million
Adana 1.1 million
Major Vacation Resorts
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Turkey Travel Tips & Articles
Check our latest Turkish travel related articles to learn more about vacation resorts, attractions, accommodation, hotels in Turkey etc. Read travel guides, city guides, personal travelogues and other Turkey related stories.

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Turkey Travel & Tourist Guide
Whether you seek art, culture, history, archeology, nature or fine cuisine you will find it all in Turkey as well as some splendid seaside vacation resorts. Istanbul is a spectacular city with great monuments and traditions that links Europe and Asia.

Tourism Turkey
Go To Turkey
Turkey in Wikitravel
Turkey in Lonely Planet
Turkey Transportation
International airports serve all larger cities including Istanbul, Ankara and others. Both rail and bus network are reasonably efficient ways of getting around. Turkey has an extensive road network and several motorways. There are regular ferry lines to Italy and Greece as well as many other Mediterranean destinations.

Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Ankara Esenboga Airport
Turkish Airlines

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Turkish State Railways

Marmara Lines
Mesline MedEuropean Seaways
History of Turkey
The Ottoman Empire reached its peak during the 16th century when it streched from the Balkans to the Persian Gulf and Algeria. After being defeated in World War I it lost huge territories, the Empire was overthrown and the modern Republic of Turkey was founded. Turkey experienced a political instability and a series of coups but a rapid economic growth.

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Turkey Weather
17 °C
(63 °F)
Current weather in Istanbul: 17°C, Fair
High: 18 °C (64 °F)
Low: 12 °C (54 °F)
11 April · 08:50 EEST
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12 °C
(53 °F)
Current weather in Ankara: 12°C, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
High: 19 °C (66 °F)
Low: 6 °C (43 °F)
11 April · 07:58 EEST
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