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Turkey is a unique country with its natural beauty, historical and cultural . Turkey, which hosted many civilizations, can be considered an open-air museum. Where they follow the accumulation of each civilization in a colorful structure such as daily life, attracting the attention of the whole world as a unique country in terms of culture .

Almost all the province of Turkey, resembles a world of imagination. like mountains, rivers, caves, ski resorts and beaches, where it has a distinguished place and rate in the world of tourism.

Turkey, one of the most strategic countries in the world by geopolitical status, being at the crossroads of continents. It is the only bridge between all religions and civilizations from Eastern to Western.

and Turkey is a constitutional republic with diverse cultures. The official language is Turkish, spoken by 85% of the population and Most of the population is Muslim.

Turkey is a member of the European Council, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Group of Twenty, . In 1963, she became a member of the European Economic Community and joined the European Union Customs Union. The country belongs to organizations such as the Turkish Council, the Turkish International Cultural Organization, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Economic Cooperation Organization. Today Turkey is a regional power thanks to its growing economy and diplomatic initiatives.


Capital city: Ankara

Largest cities: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya, Konya, Bursa, Kayseri, Samsun, Trabzon, Erzurum, Eskişehir, Kocaeli, Sakarya, Mersin, Gaziantep.

Area: 783.562 km

Coastal Length: 8333 km

Coastal Boundaries: Mediterranean in the south, Aegean in the west and Black Sea in the north

Language : Turkish

Neighboring Countries: Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Iraq, Armenia, Iran, Syria

Currency: Turkish Lira 1 € = 4.30 || $ 1 = $ 3.60 (October 2017)

Population: 78,741,053 (year 2015)

Number of Provinces: 81

Average Life Span: 73,7 (Male: 76,1 - Female: 71,5)

Time Slice: GMT +2; CET +1

Working Hours: Business days in Turkey are between Monday and Friday. Most of the banks, government departments and private companys  are open between 9.00 and 17.00.

Official vacations: In Turkey, official holidays are divided into two: official holidays, such as 1 January, 23 April, 1 May, 19 May, 30 August, 29 October, which are held on the same day each year.

Health Services: There are high-quality state hospitals and various international private hospitals in cities and major tourist areas.

Communication Services: In Turkey, there are 3 GSM operators (Turkcell, Vodafone, Türk Telekom), each of which has a coverage of 95% with 4.5G service. Internet access is available all over the country.

International Phone Code: +90