History of Turkey
Geography of TurkeyThe Bosporus separates the Asian turkey which comprises 97% of the total area of turkey and the European Turkey occupying 3% of the total area making Turkey a transcontinental country. The Mediterranean Sea and the black sea encircles Turkey in the southern and the northern regions respectively, while the Aegean Sea runs along the western margins of the country. The country is ranked the 37th largest country in the world with a coastline of 7200 kilometers. The Asian portions of Turkey have the high central plateau at the peninsula of Anatolia where narrow coastal plains exist between the Koroglu and Pontic ranges. The Mediterranean Sea at zero meters below the sea level forms the lowest point in Turkey while Mount Ararat is the highest point at 5166 meters above the sea level.
Climate of TurkeyThe temperate Mediterranean climate along the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea with dry summers differ with the temperate oceanic climate along the black sea which has wet summers. The winters are usually cool and wet and the coast of the black sea experiences the greatest amounts of precipitation throughout the year. The interior Turkey has the continental climate which results from the prevention of the Mediterranean influenced block by the mountains. The coastline of Turkey along the Sea of Marmara is prone to earthquakes which pose a great threat to the people of Turkey.
Natural Resources in TurkeyTurkey has a wide range of natural resources which contribute largely to the growth of its economy. Numerous mineral deposits such as limestone, coal, and gold, copper, mercury and iron ores are found in the country. Extensive fishing grounds in the sea, presence of clay and arable land for farming and the generation of the hydro power are the key areas where the turkey's people use to improve their economy.
Tourist Attraction in TurkeyTurkey has a great wealth of several tourists' attraction sites both natural and man-made which are the key destinations for the fan lovers and other visitors on official matters. The attractive large cities in Turkey where one can feel at home away from home include:
Famous Hotels in TurkeySome of the attractive and precious hotels in Turkey that will make you feel comfortable include:
- Kayakapi Premium Caves-Cappadocia
- Neorion Hotel
- Four Season Hotel Istanbul
- Maxx Royal Belek Golf and SPA
- Hotel Amira Istanbul
- Sirkeci Mansion
Turkey Culture and CuisineMost of the written and oral text collection literatures are in the ottoman form or in other form of languages spoken in Turkey. The karagoz and hacivat are some of the traditional folk literature in Turkey. Turkey has an appetizing and rich cuisine with the passionate for food of the people of Turkey known all over the world. The art of cooking in Turkey is deep-rooted in the ottoman heritage adopted in the ancient days through the interaction of several communities. Meals in Turkey are usually soupy with the key ingredients being legumes, meat and vegetables and usually; they are served along with bread. The multi-grain village bread and the sesame doughnut with a lot of greens and cucumber are served mostly as the breakfast.
- Ataturk international airport
- Antalya airport
- Sabiha Gokcen international airport
- Esenboga international airport
- Adnan Menderes airport
- Adnan Sakirpasa airport
Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015
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Facts about Turkey
|Climate||Continental, Mediterranean and Temperate|
|Area||783,562 sq km|
|Currency||Turkish Lira (TRY)|
|Neighbours||Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Turkey|