cradle of civilization. Center of world history. Turkey is
both, yet still a young republic having been founded upon
the remains of the Ottoman Empire. It's the site of the first
human settlement, the seat of the Greek, Roman and Ottoman
Empires; the birthplace of Homer and the last home of the
Virgin Mary; the originator of yogurt and the presenter of
coffee to the West. And have we mentioned the scenery?
is a large country, being twice the size of California.
It offers a spectacular coastline, majestic mountains,
cosmopolitan cities and quaint villages - no wonder
it's one of the world's most desirable destinations.
head to Turkey, where East meets West in a flourish of color,
culture and adventure!
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U R E A U S
on visiting Turkey? Check out the Turkish Tourist
Office and its extensive website, which details all
of Turkey's regions and attractions. tourismturkey.org
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The history of Anatolia, the Turkish homeland, is simply incredible.
The world's oldest city was discovered there at Catal Hoyuk
in 7500 BC. The Hittite Empire, little known in the west,
rivaled that of ancient Egypt, and left behind captivating
works of art.