ALL ABOUT TURKEY COUNTRY
Turkey is a country of ancient traditions and customs. A country of ancient cities filled with modern oriental flavor, old men in red frescoes, black-haired beauties in dresses made of beads and pearls, the smell of freshly baked bread rolls, oriental music and dancing are all Turkey. This country is attractive because it gives the most diverse opportunities for active recreation or relaxing, chic or low-budget, a large company or a romantic and secluded holiday. This country, which is open to guests all year round: in summer, holidays on the beaches of the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, in winter, ski resorts, throughout the year – historical excursions, adventure tours, shopping.
The capital of Turkey: Ankara.
The capital of Turkey is Ankara or Istanbul?
Ankara is the official modern capital of Turkey, and Istanbul is the largest city.
Ankara is a city in which modern service and traditional Eastern wisdom, fashionable shopping centers and historical sights, ultra-class restaurants and small eateries surprisingly complement each other. Ankara is the second largest city in the country with a population of 4 million, the capital of Turkey. Until the twentieth century, Ankara was a small town with a population of 16 thousand people and was famous for its Angora wool. In 1923, during the national liberation war, Ankara became the capital of Turkey.
Everyone knows that Istanbul is not only the cultural capital of Turkey, but also an important seaport, as well as the industrial and commercial center of the state. It is the only settlement in the world located on two continents at once, and it is washed by the Marmara and the Black Sea. It is an eastern-fabulous city that mixed in itself a fairy tale and a fashionable megalopolis. Highways (highway), luxury buildings with double-glazed windows and stone compositions, kilometer trade jetties and a mass of world brands. But the soul of Istanbul is narrow streets and ancient mosques, massive bazaars with bright and colorful tents and tents, shops and aromas of spices. Endless trading spaces, rows of textiles, leather, glittering blades of Turkish steel, wooden works, stone, hookahs, bone, silver, bronze, gold …
Climate and weather in Turkey
Turkey’s climate varies by region. In the west and south, where the Mediterranean climate prevails, the summer months are hot and dry, and the winter is mild. The temperature of the water and air on the Mediterranean coast allows you to swim and sunbathe from April to October. But the climate of the Aegean coast is slightly milder, the air temperature here is 3-5 degrees lower and the air humidity is less. The swimming season is also from April to October.
The time zone of Turkey is UTC +3
UTC + 3. The time coincides with the Ukrainian.
Monetary unit of Turkey – Turkish lira. Money can be exchanged everywhere, but private exchanges usually offer a better rate than banks or hotels. When exchanging please note that the exchange point may take a commission for each operation (this should be the appropriate announcement).
Language in Turkey
Turkish (official), Kurdish, other minority languages
Ethnicity / race: Turkish 70–75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7–12% (2008).
As of July 2014: 81619392 (growth rate: 1.12%); Fertility rate: 16.86 / 1000; Infant mortality rate: 21.43 / 1000; Average lifespan: 73.29
Coast Turkish Riviera
The former patrimony of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, and now the modern resort of Antalya, offers entertainment for every taste – alpine skiing, rafting, discos, tennis courts, golf courses, for riding. And there are many luxury hotels and clubs located right on the beach. Side – a small Mediterranean town – known for its beautiful beaches, very cozy bars and cafes. Kemer is a sailing center.
The pine forest is also noisy near Belek, a resort that is now considered the most prestigious on the Turkish Riviera. Its magnificent hotels and clubs are especially popular with respectable bourgeois from England, France and Germany. The sea is very warm and clean, and the air is filled with aromas of herbs and pine needles. Belek is known for the fact that it is here that you can indulge in the hobby of aristocrats – golf. Very picturesque Alanya.
Religion in Turkey
Islam (mostly Sunni) 99.8%, other 0.2% (mainly Christians and Jews)
Literacy rate: 94.1% (2011).
Entertainment and nightlife in Turkey
Perhaps the most exciting adventure can be a walk on a small yacht along these generously gifted beaches. Under the white sail you can go to the bay of fabulous beauty, moor to small port villages, anchor and drift into the sea …
For lovers of nightlife, the resorts of the Aegean coast will offer numerous noisy discos, exquisite bars and fabulous restaurants, or you can just sit in a cozy kazhe on the embankment and listen to live music.