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The country of Turkey is divided into two parts, namely the European and the Asian part, and the city of Ankara is its capital, in which all the activities of the country are carried out and it is the center of its administration, although it is not the largest city in the country, where Istanbul ranks first in terms of Turkish cities in terms of area.

The Turkish government has made several investments in the capital to advance the country economically, and from these activities it has stimulated the military base and space unit, in addition to many industries, such as the manufacture of cars and firearms, which are among its most important exports, in addition to electronics and food processing and others.


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Turkey location

Turkey occupies a distinguished geographical location at the crossroads of the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean, as it is considered a bridge and a barrier between the continent of Europe and Asia, where the largest part of it is located in the continent of Asia. Turkey has a land area of about 769,632 square kilometers, and of water with an area of about 13,930 square kilometers, thus bringing its total area to about 783,562 square kilometers.

It separates Asian Turkey from the European Bosphorus Bridge and the Sea of Marmara, and the Asian part consists mostly of highlands and mountains, in addition to some low lands that are located on the coasts of the Aegean and Marmara countries, and on several other Turkish rivers, thus the Asian part forms about 97% of the country.

Turkey shares its borders with 8 countries: Georgia and Armenia to the northeast, Azerbaijan and Iran to the east, Iraq and Syria to the southeast, Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest, and its maritime borders are located on the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean And the Aegean Sea from the southwest and west.

Population of Turkey

According to the statistics of 2019, the population of Turkey is 82,926,767 people, as the country’s population constitutes 1.08% of the total population of the world, and it ranks No. 17 according to the population, and its population density is 108 people per square kilometer.

Tourism in Turkey

Turkey is distinguished by its diverse nature and ancient history, which makes it an attractive source for tourists. Here are some of the cities and tourist places worth visiting in Turkey :

  • Trabzon Museum: This museum was built in 1917 in the city of Trabzon, located on the Black Sea, and in the Ottoman style. The museum contains painted ceilings, original furnishings, ancient coins, Roman and Byzantine jewelry, as well as a Hermes bronze statue that was discovered in 1997 AD.
  • Ataturk Palace: Ataturk Palace is located in the Turkish city of Trabzon, and it consists of three floors, as it is characterized by its beautiful gardens and wonderful view, and the palace was inherited to Ataturk in 1924 AD.
  • Aya Sofia: It is considered one of the most important monuments in the city of Istanbul, it was built by order of the Byzantine Emperor in the year 537 AD as a church, and then it was converted from a church to a mosque by Muhammad Al-Fatih in 1453 AD, and in 1935 AD Ataturk declared it a museum in the country.
  • Marmaris City: Marmaris is a famous city and a great tourist destination, as it includes many places worth visiting such as the old town, Marmaris Museum and Castle, Jinan Park, Ataturk statue and other landmarks.
  • The city of Antalya: It is a wonderful tourist city, where many activities can be undertaken in it, such as touring the three waterfalls of Antalya, they are Berg, Aspendos, and Manavgat, in addition to some water adventures such as kayaking, and a trip to the ancient Vasilis can also be taken by boat, and other Activities.
  • Istanbul: It is also considered an attractive city for tourists, and the city has many tourist attractions, the following are some of them :
    • Istiklal Street.
    • Bosphorus Bridge.
    • Ortaköy Mosque.
    • Galata Tower.
    • Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque.
    • Maiden’s tower.
    • Bosphorus Strait.

Turkish culture

Turkey is distinguished by its multiple culture, and here are some of the advantages of Turkish culture :

  • Turkish food: Turkey is famous for its food, and its markets are filled with kinds of animals and plants, as it is characterized by many types of dishes, including bread products, grilled meat, and many sweets dishes.
  • The Turkish people: The Turkish people belong mainly to the state of Turkey, and there are many features and features that the Turkish people are unique in, such as the distinctive Turkish language, and the cultural heritage that the Turkish people enjoy, which is due to the influence of the various empires that followed it.
  • Turkish dance: Turkish culture is characterized by Turkish dance, which takes many famous forms in the country, including Halay, Karzalema and Hora.
  • Turkish Music: Turkish music is rich in heritage and history, as it dates back to the eleventh century AD. Classical Turkish music takes two main forms, harem and army music, and is played using several classical musical instruments such as flute and law.

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