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Brief introduction of Turkey

10-14-2010 16:32 BJT

Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains, and lakes offering the holiday maker a complete change from the anxieties and routine of everyday life. From April to October, most parts of Turkey have an ideal climate, providing perfect conditions in which a visitor can relax on sandy beaches or enjoy the peace of mountains and lakes.

Turkey is a paradise of sun, sea, mountains, and lakes
offering the holiday maker a complete change from the
anxieties and routine of everyday life.

Turkey has a magnificent past and is a land full of historic treasures covering 13 successive civilizations. Even a person spending only a short time in Turkey can see something of this great past. There is no doubt that one visit will not be enough and you will want to return time after time 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's lands mass is 814.578 sq km. The European and Asian sides are divided by Istanbul Bogazi (Bosphorus), the Sea of Marmara and the Canakkele Bogazi (Dardanelle). Anatolia is a high plateau region rising progressively towards the east, broken by the valleys of about 15 rivers, including the Dicle (Tigris) and the Firat (Euphrates. There are numerous lakes and some, such as Lake Van, are as large as inland seas. In the north, the Eastern Black sea Mountain chain runs parallel to the Black sea; in the south, the Taurus Mountains sweep down almost to the narrow, fertile coastal plain along the coast. Turkey enjoys a variety of climates, changing from the temperate climate of the Black Sea region, to the continental climate of the interior, then to the Mediterranean climate of the Aegean and Mediterranean coastal regions. The coastline of Turkey's four seas is more than 8.333 km. along.

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