Welcome to Turkey!
Explore the country that builds on old and rich history, at the same time is a member of modern world, the country that represents a cultural mixture, a synthesis of east and west, while it geographically bridges Europe and Asia, the country that combines natural beauties with its 1000-year-old heritage. Thus giving today’s travelers a unique opportunity to learn and enjoy the life and culture in this geography called Asia Minor. Let’s discover beauties and secrets of Turkey, covers all the important and famous historical and tourist sites and regions in detail with the help of our agency. Moris site is dedicated to supply most in-depth and broad information on Turkey on our web page. Enjoy your virtual visit to Turkey!
Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains, and lakes that offers the vacationer a complete change from the stress and routine of everyday life. From April to October, most places in Turkey have an ideal climate that is perfect for relaxing on sandy beaches or enjoying the tranquility of mountains and lakes.
Turkey also has a magnificent past, and is a land full of historic treasures from 13 successive civilizations spanning 10,000 years. Even if you spend only a short time in Turkey, you can see a lot of this great past.
There is no doubt that one visit will not be enough, and you will want to come back again and again as you discover one extraordinary place after another. All of them, no matter how different, have one thing in common: the friendly and hospitable people of this unique country.
Turkey in Brief
|Official Name||The Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)|
|Founder||Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK ( 1881-1938 )|
|Population||75 million (as of 2013)|
|Language||Turkish (uses Latin Alphabet)|
|Currency||Turkish Lira ( TL )|
Red background with a white crescent and star in the middle
|Location||Eastern Mediterranean. Located on two contitents Europe and Asia. The European part of Turkey is called Thrace, while the Asian part is called Anatolia or (Asia Minor)|
|Area||814 578 Km² (314 500 square miles)
% 3 on the European continenton
% 97 on the Asian continent
|Major Cities||Istanbul, 12.5 million
Ankara, 4.5 million
Izmir, 3.7 million
Konya, 1.9 million
Adana, 2.0 million
Bursa, 2.4 million
|Religion||% 99 of the population is Muslim . Turkey is a secular state that quarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims.|
|National Anthem||” Istiklal Marsi ” ( Independence March )
Lyrics by : Mehmet Akif Ersoy
Adopted as Turkey’s National Anthem on March 12,1921
|Government||Turkey is democratic, secular and social state governed by the rule of law; committed to the nationalism of Atatürk and based on the principle ofthe separation of powers;
Legislative Power : The Turkish Grand National Assembly
Executive Power : President and the Council of Ministers.
Judicial Power : Independent courts and supreme judiciary organs.
|Coastline||8333 Km. (5000 miles)
Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides, by the Black Sea in the North, the Mediterranean in the south and the Aegean Sea in the West. In the north-west there is also an important internal sea, the Sea of Marmara, between the straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus
|Geographical Regions||Turkey has 80 administrative provinces and seven geographical regions. The first four of the seven regions are given the names of the seas which are adjacent to them.
|Famous Landmarks||Ayasofya Museum, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahçe Palace, ancient City of Troy, Ephesus, Aphrodisias, Pergamon, Pamukkale, Göreme- Cappadocia, Mt.Nemrut, Safranbolu|
|Some important products||As of 1998, Turkey has the first place in the world in terms of hard-shell nuts, fig and apricot production, the fourth place in fresh vegetables, ggrape and tobacco production and the seventh place in wheat and cotton production. Turkish delight and helva are famous throughout the world.
Turkey is among the leading countries in textiles and ready to wear clothing production. The exports of this sector constitutes 36 percent of total industrial exports. The leather processing industry is also very developed in Turkey both in terms of technological level and high production capacity and comes after textiles in terms of export figures.
|Time||Local time is equal to GMT + 2 hours. Same time zone all over the country ( seven hours ahead of U.S. -eastern standard time- )|
|Electricity||220 volts a.c. all over Turkey|
|Weights and Measures||Metric and Kilo system|
General Directorate of Turkish State Meteorological Service web site www.meteor.gov.tr gives current sea and air temperatures, humidity and 3 days weather forecast for all cities in Turkey and for some holiday resorts.