Turkey is located in the Anatolian region of West Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan region of south-eastern Europe. Anatolia and Thrace are separated by the Sea of Marmara and the Turkish Straits (the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles).
Three sides of the country are surrounded by water: the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean Sea to the west and Mediterranean Sea to the southwest. Turkey is also bordered by several countries like Bulgaria, Greece, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
Turkey has a varied blend of landscape, from sunny beaches and turquoise crystal sea to high mountains and lakes. Its magnificent history and great heritage, culture and traditions are well worth to be discovered.
REASONS TO GO
The mysterious and exotic Istanbul - the only city in the world located on two continents, Europe and Asia.
The Temple of Artemis and the Halicarnassus Mausoleum.
Explore the beautiful coastline by boat.
GOOD TO KNOW
Currency: Turkish Lira (YTL)
Area: 779.452 km2
Population: 74 millions
Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code: +90
Time Zone: UTC +2
On Entry / Visa:
While planning your trip to Turkey you need a valid passport for at least 90 days. For tourist visas, there is no need to apply in advance or to fill in any forms. If you are flying to Turkey, you will buy your visa at the Turkish airport on arrival.
New Years Day, 1 January
National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, 23 April
Atatürk Commemoration and Youth Sports Day, 19 May
Victory Day, 30 August
Republic Day, 28 (half day) 29 October
Eid-ul Fitr (known locally as Şeker Bayramı, i.e. ‘Candy Festival’)
Eid-ul Adha (known locally as Kurban Bayramı, i.e. ‘Sacrificing Festival’)