Turkish (English is widely spoken)

Turkish Lira

Mediterranean, Coastal and Black Sea

GMT +3


Turkey is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles, which together form the Turkish Straits, divide Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. It is a modern country with a captivating blend of antiquity and contemporary and of East and West. Turkish lifestyle is a vivid mosaic, also life in Turkey is a rich variety of cultures and traditions, some dating back centuries and others or more recent heritage. The mentality of Turkish hospitality is whatever religion you are from, whichever country you come from, whatever language you speak, you are God’s Guest.

Turkish culinary culture is renowned as one of the world’s best. It is one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes and flavors. Fresh, local and seasonal produce are at the heart of Turkish cooking culture. The culture reflects this unparalleled cultural richness and diversity, and remains mostly shaped by its deep roots in Middle East, Anatolia and Balkans, the cradle of many civilizations for at least twelve thousand years.

Being encircled by seas on three sides: the Aegean Sea is to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the country has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. It is said that all four seasons exist in Turkey.