Turkey has acted as the social and cultural
bridge throughout history between Europe and the Middle East.
Empire provided centralized government to vast areas of these regions for
over six centuries and helped develop Turkish society into the cosmopolitan
mix of cultures and traditions that it is today.
population of approximately
73.64 million, spread over a geographical area of
769,604 km², Turkey is one of the largest countries in both Eastern Europe
and the Middle East. It is currently in the process of becoming a member of
the European Union but is also committed to maintaining its role as the
geographical, political and cultural link between Europe and Asia.
Mediterranean and Black Sea coastlines, warm climate and famous monuments
and landmarks mean it now has one of the most successful tourism industries
in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people visit Turkey's numerous
historical and archaeological sites each year, with many more also visiting
its beautiful beaches.
destination for school trips, Turkey has also become very popular, allowing
pupils to combine learning of its legendary history with its breath-taking
the importance of its natural and social history, Turkey has numerous varied
projects aimed at environmental and archaeological conservation.
It is a large and roughly rectangular peninsula situated bridge-like between
southeastern Europe and Asia. Turkey has functioned as a bridge for human
movement throughout history. Turkey extends more than 1,600 kilometers from
west to east but generally less than 800 kilometers...........
Although Turkey is situated in a geographical location where climatic
conditions are quite temperate, the diverse nature of the landscape, and the
existence in particular of the mountains that run parallel to the coasts,
result in significant differences in climatic conditions from one............
After World War I and after the fall of Ottoman Empire in 1923 Turkey was
established a secular and constitutional republic. In spite of
its close relations with the east, Turkey exhibits a great degree of western
influence. 6 percent of the world’s Muslim population lives in...........
Mustafa Kemal was celebrated by
the Turkish State as a Turkish World War I hero and later known as "Ataturk"
or "father of the Turks." He laid the foundation of the Republic of
Turkey in 1923 after the collapse of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire and a
three-year war of ............