Black Sea Region

Lush and green throughout the year, rocky mountains, the cool waters of the coast and plantations of tea, hazelnuts, tobacco and corn, the Black Sea is a unique part of the country. The main industry is farming, thanks mainly to the high rainfall, andin the summer the roadsides are lined with hazelnuts drying in the … Read more

East and Southeast Anatolia

With its high mountain ranges, plateaus, plains and lakes, its creek and river beds splashed with hues of purple, brown, gray, yellow and red, and some of the best Turkish architecture anywhere, this region of Anatolia is like a historical documentary on ancient life. Sivas, Divrigi, Erzurum, Battalgazi, Harput, and Ahlat, all cities situated in … Read more

Central Anatolian Region

This central region is now the heart of modern Turkey’s political life, and has been the centre of many significant societies and civilisations throughout history. The main cities in this region are Ankara, Cankiri, Eskisehir, Kayseri, Kirsehir,Konya, Nevsehir, Nigde, Sivas, Yozgat, Aksaray, Karaman and Kirikkale. Ankara, the modern-day capital, is located squarely in the middle … Read more

Mediterranean Region

South of the majestic Taurus Mountains, lie the shores of the Mediterranean Sea with its beaches of fine sand, its vistas of uncommon beauty, its many ancient ruins, its hidden coves and alluring vacation getaways. Here history and mythology are inseparably intertwined and there are many legendary stories that prove this fact. Let us briefly … Read more

Aegean Region

If one were to claim that the most scenic vistas in Anatolia can be found on the coasts of the Aegean, he could not be accused of exaggerating. In the words of Heredotus, the Aegean coasts “have the most beautiful sky and the best climate in the world.” The bays and peninsulas, coves and golden … Read more

Marmara Region

Hills of all sizes with vineyards and sunflower fields as far as the eye can see. This is the region of Turkey known as Trakya. It is separated from the rest of Turkey by the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara and the Dardenelle Straits. The first thing a visitor coming from Europe into Edirne would … Read more

Interesting Facts about Turkey

Did you know these facts about Turkey? “The famous Trojan Wars took place in Western Turkey,around the site where the Trojan horse rests today” “The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya), Turkey” “The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (7th Millenium B.C.)” “Ephesus and Halicarnasus (two of … Read more

Geography of Turkey

Geographic synopsis of Turkey, answers for the questions: where Turkey is Turkey located, what continent is Turkey in, what is the geography like in Turkey. Turkey has very unique location and geography that can make your visit quite special. It is the country where you can go from one continent to another on a bridge. … Read more

National Symbols of Turkey

Learn the national symbols of Turkey, like her flag, national animal, national drink, official flower, and national sport. Turkey is a country that values the symbolic meaning of things and puts great effort toward respecting this meaning and symbolism. Let’s find out about the national symbols of Turkey and the meanings of them all. Flag … Read more