Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Turkey is bordered by eight countries:
Turkey attracts millions of foreign tourists every years and is ranked as the 6th most popular tourist destination in the world. Istanbul is one of the most popular tourism location not only in Turkey but also in the world. There are thousands of hotels and other tourist-oriented industries in the city, catering to both vacationers and visiting professionals. Istanbul, has a number of major attractions derived from its historical status as capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. These include , the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, the Topkapi Palace, , the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul has also recently become one of the biggest shopping centers for tourists.
Turkey is focused largely on a variety of historical sites, and on seaside resort along Aegean and Mediterranean sea coasts. Turkey has also become a popular destination for culture , old heritage, spa, and health care tourism. Government of Turkey has been promoting Halal tourism Islamic tourism for years, politically reaffirming this stance over the course of 2016. From camel wrestling to Anatolian dance festivals, Turkey has no shortage of fascinating folkloric traditions.
Turkey is a bridge between East and West and with a legacy of trade that dates back to the Silk Road, Turkey is exceptionally well positioned as a place to do business. It is also an exceptionally rich mosaic of culture, from celebrated cities of antiquity to little-known pastoral villages, from Ottoman mosque complexes to Byzantine basilicas
Tradition holds that Abraham was born in Ur, in today Sanliurfa,/ a little cave in Harran, in Southeast Anatolia. St. Paul, born Saul of Tarsus, spread Christianity on his many missionary journeys throughout the land. The Eastern Orthodox faith reveres the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. Sultan Selim, upon the conquest of the Mamluks in Egypt, claimed the title of Caliph, or Commander of the Faithful, for himself and established Topkapi Palace as the new home for Islams holiest relics. It is no wonder, as incubator or dwelling for the world three monotheistic religions, that Turkey is often invoked as The other Holy Land.
A visit to Turkey at any time of the year can include a matchless experience of art, music, culture or folklore.