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Turkey

Hospitality is one of the cornerstones of the Turkish way of life. Turkish people are the most gracious and generous hosts as a result of their natural instincts. In every corner of the country such a traditional hospitality will meet you. Every individual feels bound to honor his guest in the best possible manner. They will open their houses to every guest with a smiling face and with all their sincerity give the best seat and cook the best food for their guest. Turkish. people are very understanding about foreigners' different customs and they try to communicate in order to help visitors according to their code of hospitality. The mentality of that hospitality is "whatever religion you are from, whichever country you come from, whatever language you speak, you are 'God's Guest' ," so you deserve to be welcomed in the best manner.



Turkey is a beautiful, diverse and exciting country with lots of potential and with large cultural and developmental differences. The population of stands at 70 million; the portion of people living in the country being approx 30%. The major cities are Istanbul (7,4 million), the capital Ankara (3,2 million), Izmir (2,7 million), Adana (1,9 million), Antalya (1,1 million.) and Bursa (1,6 million). 99% of the population is Muslim. Turkey has a secular constitution, with no official state religion and which allows complete freedom to worship. The official and sole language is Turkish which belongs to the same language group as Finnish and Hungarian. Geographically and culturally, Turkey comprises so many extremes that it would take a life time to explore them. For those who value beach vacations, clear, blue water and wonderful sandy beaches are available. Turkey boasts more than 8000 km of coastline towards the Mediterranean, the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. The country is more than 775.000 km² and borders with Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Iraq and Syria. Turkey is a transcontinental, Eurasian country; 97 percent of the territory is Asian (made up largely of Anatolia) and 3 percent is European () and is considered a bridge between East and West. The largest part of the Turkish territory is a high central plateau which increases in height towards the East. 80% of is 50 metres or more above sea level.

Towards the south, the Taurus Mountains rise above the fertile plains stretching towards the Mediterranean area. One of the peaks - literally as well as figuratively - are the impressive volcanic landscapes of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia with its characteristic spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms formed by thousands of years of erosion, with its hundreds of chapels and subterranean towns, created by earlier civilisations and early Christians. Pamukkale with its lime stone terraces created by thermal springs through centuries. The Arat Mountain in the Eastern part where, according to the legend, Noah stranded after the Flood. The incredible mosques also bear witness to periods of cultural greatness.

In recent years, the Turkish government has carried out a large number of reforms with a view to improving and adapting Turkish legislation to Western standards. This applies not only to economy, but also in areas such as ecology, education and human rights. The many recent improvements in have contributed to the fact that in spite of its geographic location in Asia Minor, is perceived to be a part of Europe . This is entirely in keeping with the opinion of the Turkish Government who work determinedly at the accession of Turkey to the EU - when and if that happens, this would mean an additional, financial feather in the cap of Western European property owners in Turkey.