Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Turkey: The Land of Unique Geo-Strategic Position

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a contiguous transcontinental parliamentary republic largely located in Western Asia with the portion of Eastern Thrace in Southeastern Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, Iran and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south; the Aegean Sea to the west; and the Black Sea to the north. The Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles demarcate the boundary between Thrace and Anatolia; they also separate Europe and Asia. Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.The Capital is Ankara and largest city is Istanbul. The Currency is Turkish lira (TRY).

Some interesting facts are:
1. The first church built by man (St. Peter’s Church) is in Antioch (Antakya).The seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation, in the Bible are all in Turkey.

2. Istanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents.

3. St. Nicholas, also known as Santa Claus, was born in Patara.

4. Turkey has more masjid per capita than any other country.

5. Although 99% of Turks are Muslim, Turkey has a rich Christian heritage.

6. Turkey introduced coffee to Europe.

7. The Trojan War took place in Turkey. A wooden statue of the Trojan Horse sits on the site today.

8. While many people associate Tulips with Holland, the flower was actually introduced to Holland by Turkish traders in the later stages of the 16th century.

9.  Turkey is the first world hazelnut producer and exporter, with approximately 70% and 82% of the world`s production and export respectively.

10. The ancient real-life city of Troy is located on the northwest coast of Turkey, which is now known as Hisarlik.

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Some beautiful places are:

For tourism details visit: +Turkey Tourism +TurkeyTourSpecialist  @turkishtourism 

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