Europe
Turkey

Check your Midnight Express stereotypes at the door - this is a rapidly modernizing country with one foot in Europe and one in the Middle East. It’s not all oriental splendor, mystery, intrigue and whirling dervishes but it is a spicy maelstrom of history.

The Turkish people have an unrivalled reputation for hospitality, the cuisine is to die for, the coastline is a dream, and many Turkish cities are dotted with spectacular mosques and castles. And while costs are rising, Turkey remains one of the Mediterranean’s bargain-basement destinations.

Turkey
GMT +2
Ankara
Turkish lira
780,580 sq Km.
+90
Turkish, Kurdish, Dimli, Azeri, Kabardian