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a Middle Eastern nation, lies both in Europe and in Asia. About 3 per cent of
the country occupies the easternmost tip of southern Europe, while the rest of
the country is located in southwestern Asia.
It is a country that represents a cultural mixture, a synthesis of east
and west, while it geographically bridges Europe and Asia.
Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, is divided into two continents by
the winding Bosphorus strait. An excursion up Bosphorus offers a wonderful
mixture of past and present, grand splendor and simple beauty.
Modern hotels stand next to yalis (shorefront wooden villas),
marble palaces abut rustic stone fortresses, and elegant compounds neighbor
small fishing villages.
is a popular tourist center on Turkey’s Aegean coast.
Long sandy beaches bordered by orange and tangerine groves are ideal
places for relaxing and unwinding.
Visitors can swim in clear warm seas and explore the numerous reefs,
caves and rock formations. The area also boasts a lively artisan community
where shops offer many traditional crafts. For those drawn to the night life,
Bodrum is stocked with nightclubs and discos.
best time to visit Turkey is Spring (April to June) and autumn (September-
The climate is perfect on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts then, as
well as in Istanbul.
passport and visa are required. Holders of tourist passports can purchase a
sticker visa at the port of entry for $45.
more information, see http://www.exploreturkey.com/