Turkey was created in 1923 from the Turkish remnants of the Ottoman Empire. Soon thereafter the country instituted secular laws to replace traditional religious fiats. In 1945 Turkey joined the UN, and in 1952 it became a member of NATO. The country's central authority for tourism is the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
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A stay in Istanbul is not complete without the traditional and unforgettable boat excursion up the Bosphorus, the winding strait that separates Europe and Asia. Its shores offer a delightful mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty. The shores of the strait are heavily populated as the city of Istanbul straddles it ...
DESTINATION AEGEAN TURKEY|
The Aegean region is home to many famous ancient cities; places such as Pergamum, Ephesus, Miletus, Halicarnassus (Bodrum), Smyrna. Olive and olive oil production is particularly important for the economy of the region. The seaside town of Ayvalik and numerous towns in the provinces of Izmir and Aydin are particularly famous ...
In the time of Herodotus, the Cappadocians were reported as occupying the whole region from Mount Taurus to the vicinity of the Euxine (Black Sea). Cappadocia, in this sense, was bounded in the south by the chain of the Taurus Mountains that separate it from Cilicia, to the east by the upper Euphrates and the Armenian Highland, to the north by Pontus ...
DESTINATION MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY|
The Mediterranean Region (Turkish: Akdeniz Bolgesi) is one of the seven geographical regions of Turkey. It borders the Aegean Region to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, the Southeastern Anatolia Region to the south, and the Central Anatolia Region to the north ...
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