About Turkey

Facts About Turkey

 COUNTRY PROFILE & FACTS   Official Name Republic of Turkey  Date of Foundation 29 October 1923 Capital                                                  Ankara  Largest Cities  Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya  Area                            

Preserved Areas

PRESERVED AREAS A policy of conservation of the stunning natural, cultural and historical assets has been and implemented on national and international levels. Preserved areas have been designated to be bequeathed to  future generations. These are; N

Unesco Tentative List

 BURDUR Archaeological Site of Sagalassos Date of submission to the Tentative World Heritage List: 06/02/2009 City in the Clouds The archaeological site of Sagalassos is located near Aglasun, north of Antalya. The ancient structures in Sagalassos inc

Unesco World Heritage List

The World Heritage List includes global sites of cultural and natural significance considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. Turkey has 11 properties inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This publication is prepared by the Directorat

Turkish Cuisine

Turkish cuisine is renowned as one of the world's best. It is considered to be one of the three main cuisines of the world because of the variety of its recipes, its use of natural ingredients, its flavours and tastes which appeal to all palates

Did you know?

* The only city in the world located on two continents is Istanbul, which has been the capital of three great empires, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman for more than 2,000 years.    * Homer (Homeros) was born in Izmir on the west coast of Turkey and he d

Culture & Art

Turkish Art & Culture: Past & PresentDANCETurkey has a very ancient folk dance tradition, which varies from region to region, each dance being colorful, rhythmic, elegant and stylish. Folklore has also had a considerable influence on ballet. First im

Turkish Lifestyle

Turkish lifestyle is a vivid mosaic; juxtaposing the West and the East, the modern and the ancientLife in Turkey is a rich variety of cultures and traditions, some dating back centuries and others or more recent heritage. Any visitor to Turkey will f