- March 5, 2018
- Posted by: Cemal Sert
- Category: All About Turkey
Once the centre of the Ottoman Empire; the modern secular republic of Turkey was established in the 1920s by Kemal Ataturk.
Turkey’ capital city is Ankara and the country’s population is over 80 million. Turkish is the official language and Islam is the major religion. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected President in 2014 after spending 11 years as the Prime Minister.
Whether you come for a holiday or plan to move here, you will be welcomed with open arms by the citizens of this amazing country.
In Turkey you will discover many ancient traditions, a friendly Turkish culture and an abundance of historical sites. It has been said that Turkey is, above anything else, a large open-air museum.
The country can be seen as one giant National Park surrounded by beautiful azure seas along it massive coastline. Whether you are an art and history buff, enjoy archaeology or are a nature lover, get pleasure from browsing through markets or going diving, the different regions of Turkey offer endless possibilities all year round. Each region has its own personality, history, landscape and cuisine, and with so much on offer to visitors it is not surprising that one trip to Turkey is never enough.
Turkey is also quite unique in that the culture is a mix of Ottoman, Greek and western influences, and the major cities such as Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara are a thriving hub for local and international businesses as well as tourism.
Turkish culture in many ways represents a range that bridges past and present. The Turks have inherited equally from their Eastern and Western past. All these diverse heritages, Eastern or Western, Asian or European intermingle and form what is today modern Turkey.