Prominently seated in Eurasia, Turkey is an effortless blend of two worlds. Inhabited for eons, evidence of the past is scattered throughout the country. The region has changed hands plenty of times, and was once known as the Ottoman Empire. Since then, the Republic of Turkey was established, starting a whole new era.
Today, Turkey retains its rich history, yet has moved into the modern world. Unfortunately, Turkey has had a tumultuous time through the more recent political transitions. The Turkish and Kurdish people have been in a tremendous conflict that has claimed thousands upon thousands of lives.
Turkey’s landscapes beg to be explored. There are white sand beaches and magnificent troglodyte villages to see, as well as vibrant cities to discover. The ancient Hagia Sophia is a masterpiece, and is a must visit while spending time in Istanbul. Travel to the rich marketplaces of Turkey, where you can find fragrant spices and incredible handicrafts. Wonders lie around every corner, so explore as many of the amazing sights as you can during your stay.
Turkey is the gateway between Europe and Asia, so there are many, many ways to make your way into and through the country. Fly, take the train, or drive. Large cities have Metros and buses, metered taxis, and Dolmuşes (minibuses). If you want to get farther out, take a Dolmuş or rent a car.