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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Turkey:

Turkey is a country in both Europe and Asia, with a population of 82 million people. The state is an emerging economic power, a member of the United Nations and NATO. The official language in today's Turkey is the Turkic language Turkish, which is spoken as a native language by 82% of the population. The local currency is the Turkish lira, whereby 1 euro corresponds to around 7 TRY with highly fluctuating exchange rates.

Turkey's territory extends across two continents. Anatolia, the Asian part of the country, occupies about 97% of the area. The European part in the northwest, Eastern Thrace, only covers 3% of the area in which most of the metropolis Istanbul is located.

In the northwest, Turkey borders on Greece and Bulgaria, in the northeast on Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and the exclave and autonomous republic of Nakhichevan, in the east on Iran and in the south on Iraq and Syria. The politically divided island of Cyprus with the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is located about 71 kilometers from the south coast.

Turkey also borders the Aegean Sea to the west, the Mediterranean to the south and the Black Sea to the north.

At 5,137 meters, Ararat is the highest mountain in Turkey. The southern coast of the country between Antalya in the west and Cape Anamur in the east of Turkey is also called the Turkish Riviera. It is the largest tourist center in the country, with Antalya and Alanya being the most important cities. The southern Aegean coast and the seaside resort of Bodrum are also very popular with beach holidaymakers. In addition to its lavish nightlife, the city of Bodrum is also known for its medieval Crusader castle. The city of Fethiye is famous for its beautiful beaches, bays and islands, and nearby is probably the most beautiful beach in Turkey, the Blue Lagoon in Ölüdeniz.

The most important tourist attractions in the country include the burial shrine at Nemrut Dagi, the Pergamon ruins, the legendary ruined city of Troy, the old town of Antalya, the Uchisar fortress in the Göreme National Park, Cape Anamur in the Turkish Riviera, the castle mountain of Alanya, the Temple of Artemis in Epheus, the city of Myra and the Lycian rock tombs, the limestone terraces of Pamukale, the cave cities in Cappadocia and the amphitheater of Aspendos.

The country's megacities include Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Gaziantep, Konya and Antalya.

The capital Ankara is the second largest city in Turkey with around 5.4 million inhabitants. Ankara is not only the political center of the country, but also one of the largest economic centers. The capital's most important sights include the three parliament buildings, the mausoleum of the state's founder Ataturk, the Julian Column, the ruins of the Temple of Roma and Augustus, the national monument, the Citadel of Ankara, the Kocatepe Mosque as the city's landmark and the State Art and Sculpture Museum.

However, by far the most populous city in Turkey is Istanbul, formerly Constantinople, with over 15 million inhabitants. The city is the cultural and economic center of Turkey and, with its metropolitan area, the fifteenth largest metropolitan region in the world. With almost 14 million foreign tourists annually, Istanbul is the eighth most visited city in the world.

The most important sights in Istanbul include the Hagia Sophia, the Imperial Palaces, Leander's Tower, the Hippodrome, the Column of Constantine, the Topkapi Palace, the Beyazit Tower, the Süleymaniye Mosque, Rumeli Hisan, the Beylerbeyi Palace, the Sultan's Ahmed Mosque – also known as the Blue Mosque, the Endem TV Tower and the famous Taksim Square.

So far I have traveled to Turkey four times in the last 20 years. My first trip was a long weekend to the beautiful Blue Lagoon in Ölüdeniz. This was followed by vacation trips to Antalya and Side in the Turkish Riviera. I dedicated my last visit to Turkey exclusively to the city of Istanbul. This great metropolis never calms down, there is a huge hustle and bustle everywhere and every new street corner is different in excitement. Istanbul is an absolute must for every travel lover and worth a visit at any time of the year.

Hello Istanbul, I will definitely come back.