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Black Sea Region

This beautiful area is lush and green all year round, has rocky mountains, coastal cool waters and plantations of tea, tobacco,...

This beautiful area is lush and green all year round, has rocky mountains, coastal cool waters and plantations of tea, tobacco, corn and hazelnuts and is a very unique part of Turkey.   The region’s main industry is farming which is aided by the high rainfall it receives and in summe

Black Sea Region

Thrace and Marmara

The once Roman province of Trakya ( Thrace ) is separated from the rest of Turkey by the Bosphorus , the Sea of Marmara and the...

The once Roman province of Trakya ( Thrace ) is separated from the rest of Turkey by the Bosphorus , the Sea of Marmara and the Dardanelle Straits. Edirne is close to the borders of Greece and Bulgaria and famous for its excellent examples of Ottoman architecture designed by local master architec

Thrace and Marmara

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey and its first president, was born in ...

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey and its first president, was born in the Kocakasim District of Salonkia, to Ali Riza Efendi his father and Zübeyde Hanim his mother. His paternal grandfather was Hafiz Efendi, a descendent of the Kocaci

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee is prepared using very finely ground roasted coffee beans in water which is brought to a boil in a “cezve&rdq...

Turkish coffee is prepared using very finely ground roasted coffee beans in water which is brought to a boil in a “cezve” pot usually with sugar and served in an espresso cup allowing the coffee grounds to settle. Originally the coffee would be ground by hand using a mortar and pestle or

Turkish Coffee

Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire is also known historically as the Turkish Empire or Turkey and was a state founded in 1299 by Turkish tribes...

The Ottoman Empire is also known historically as the Turkish Empire or Turkey and was a state founded in 1299 by Turkish tribes in north-western Anatolia under the rule of Osman Bey. It was later after Mehmed II’s conquest of Constantinople in 1453 it changed into an Empire. During the

Ottoman Empire

Abdullah Gul 11th

Abdullah Gul was born on 29 October 1950 and is the 11th and current (as of 2013) President of Turkey and has served in office ...

Abdullah Gul was born on 29 October 1950 and is the 11th and current (as of 2013) President of Turkey and has served in office since 28 August 2007. He served as Prime Minister for 4 months during 2002-2003 and was a Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007. Childhood of Abdullah Gul

Abdullah Gul - 11th President of Turkey

Gulet Vessel

Gulet is a traditionally designed two or three-masted wooden sailing vessel, the two masted being the most common, and are foun...

Gulet is a traditionally designed two or three-masted wooden sailing vessel, the two masted being the most common, and are found in southwest Turkey, particularly in the coastal towns of Bodrum and Marmaris. Other similar vessels can also be seen around the Eastern Mediterranean. Style of a G

Gulet Vessel

Suleyman the Magnificent

Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Han Father:   Yavuz Sultan Selim Mother:   Hafsa (Hafize) Hatun Year of Birth:   14...

Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Han Father:   Yavuz Sultan Selim Mother:   Hafsa (Hafize) Hatun Year of Birth:   1495 Accession to the Throne:  30/9/1520 Year of Death: 1566 Kanuni ascended the throne at the age of 26 and became sole ruler of the Empire. He immediately s

Suleyman the Magnificent

Eastern and South Eastern Anatolia

This region of Anatolia is steeped in history, has high mountain ranges, remote plateaus and rivers full of colour and has some...

This region of Anatolia is steeped in history, has high mountain ranges, remote plateaus and rivers full of colour and has some of the best Turkish architecture anywhere in the region. Cities in this area are Sivas , Divrigi , Erzurum , Battalgazi, Harput and Ahlat which were all important centre

Eastern and South-Eastern Anatolia

Central Anatolia

This is the heart of Turkey’s political seat, and has been significant throughout the history of civilisations and societ...

This is the heart of Turkey’s political seat, and has been significant throughout the history of civilisations and society in Central Anatolia. The major cities here are Ankara , Cankiri , Eskisehir , Kayseri , Kirsehir , Konya , Nevsehir , Nigde , Sivas , Yozgat , Aksaray , Karaman and Kir

 Central Anatolia

The Savarona Yacht

This is the largest and most luxurious yacht in the world and can sometimes be seen moored at Kurucesme in front of the Cirag...

This is the largest and most luxurious yacht in the world and can sometimes be seen moored at Kurucesme in front of the Ciragan Palace . It was built in 1931 at a cost of $4 million for Mrs. Emily Roebling Cadwalader who was the granddaughter of the man responsible for the Brooklyn Bridge in Ne

The Savarona Yacht

Aegean Sea

The Turkish name for this sea is “Ege Denizi” and it is part of the mediterranean Sea in between Turkey and Greece....

The Turkish name for this sea is “Ege Denizi” and it is part of the mediterranean Sea in between Turkey and Greece. The mediterranean Sea is to the south, the Greek Peninsula to the west and Anatolia and part of Thrace are to the east, and it also connects the Sea of Marmara by Dardan

Aegean Sea

Thermal Spring or Spas in

Turkey is one of 7 countries in the world in terms of thermal source richness having almost 1,300 thermal springs throughout An...

Turkey is one of 7 countries in the world in terms of thermal source richness having almost 1,300 thermal springs throughout Anatolia, which of course also means the existence of seismic faults thus making the country very rich in this aspect too.   The temperature of the hot springs varie

Thermal Spring or Spas in Turkey

Whirling Dervishes

This was the most famous of all the dervish orders and was created by Celaeddin Rumi (1207-1273) who came from Konya and is better...

This was the most famous of all the dervish orders and was created by Celaeddin Rumi (1207-1273) who came from Konya and is better known as Mevlana . Followers of his philosophy believed that by circling slowly like a sphere it would bring them closer to Allah. The ceremony and the clothes they wear

Whirling Dervishes

Black Sea or Karadeniz

The Turkish name for this is “Karadeniz”, it lies to the north of Turkey and borders the regions of Marmara and Bla...

The Turkish name for this is “Karadeniz”, it lies to the north of Turkey and borders the regions of Marmara and Black Sea, and other countries bordering it are Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia, it also connects to the Sea of Marmara with the Bosphorus Strait to the sout

Black Sea or Karadeniz

Mediterranean Sea

The Turkish name for this is Akdeniz and it is surrounded by Asia to the east, Europe to the north, Africa to the south, it is ...

The Turkish name for this is Akdeniz and it is surrounded by Asia to the east, Europe to the north, Africa to the south, it is connected to the Atlantic Ocean to the west with the Gibraltar Strait and to the Red Sea in the southeast with the Egyptian Suez Canal that is a man-made waterway built i

Mediterranean Sea

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Turkish Desserts

Top 10 Holy Places in Turkey - Faith Tourism

Hamam or Turkish Baths

Unesco World Heritage Sites in Turkey

Winter in TURKEY

Turkey Property For Sale

MARMARIS

£160,000
4 Bedroom Luxury Villa in

FETHIYE

£174,000
Stunning 3 Bedroom Villa in

MARMARIS

£92,995
3 Bedroom Luxury Villa in

BODRUM

£83,623
Duplex Apartments with Full Sea

Turkish Food Recipes

Red Lentil Balls - Legume Mezes

Cold Meze

Chicken Soup with Vermicelli - Soup

Potato Twister or Rose Borek with Potato - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Kidney Beans in Olive Oil - Legume Courses

Main Course

Meatballs in Egg Sauce - Main Course

Crispy Pastry with Potato - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

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