Introduction to Turkey

Located at the crossroads of the world, Turkey lies between the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa. The land has been home to countless civilisations and has been the meeting point of Empires and cultures for millennia. From Alexander the Great and the Persians to the Byzantines to the Ottoman Turks the land has born witness to some of the most important events in world history.

It is a vast country being 3.5 times the size of the United Kingdom and is home to the only city in the world that bridges two continents in the form of Istanbul. Turkey is bordered to the North by the Black sea, to the West by the Aegean and Marmara seas and the Mediterranean to the South.

Modern day Turkey is an advanced secular society that warmly welcomes foreigners and embraces the larger world. Although its primary faith is Islam the people are tolerant of outsiders and Western culture, making it a popular destination for tourists and expats alike.