Hi, I am Rebecca Brayton and to watchmojo.com. Today we'll be continuing our travel series with a profile on Turkey.
Turkey, a with a population of over 70 million such countries as Armenia, Iran, Iraq and Syria. is actually located across both Asia and . Because of this strategic location, the country has a blend of eastern and western . For example, Turkish is a combination of Middle Eastern food such as , pita bread and hummus and Mediterranean food like tomatoes garlic and grilled meat. Hot peppers, mint, cumin and yogurt are important ingredients in Turkish .
Turkey’s climate is with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. However, conditions get harsher towards the interior of the .
Turkey is split into seven regions. Each has its own distinct climate, landscape and traditions. The first four are named according to their adjacent seas, the Black Sea, the Marmara, the Aegean and the Mediterranean regions. The other three are named in relation to their location in the whole of Anatolia - the Central, the Eastern and Southeast Anatolia regions. Eastern has a mountainous landscape and is home to the of rivers such as the Euphrates and the Tigris.
Antalya is one of the Mediterranean’s most cities and is Turkey's hottest vacation spot, with the Konyalti on the west and the Lara beaches to the east, lying at the the Antalya’s massive mountain range. The region bathed in sunshine for three hundred days a year is the paradise of , swimming and sporting activities like windsurfing, water skiing and caving. Antalya in and April allows to ski in the mornings and in the afternoons swim in the waters of the Mediterranean. But Turkey also has a very rich architectural . Among its monuments are examples of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman . In fact, it is the home of some of the world's most beautiful Byzantine architecture.
The main in turkey is Muslim and therefore the country showcases several fantastic mosques, including Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Some of the main exports are and with the silk trade being a huge draw. Woven rugs called kilims are also an item shoppers might pick up at the Grand Bazaar, one of the world's largest covered market which is in Istanbul, which is Turkey's largest city.
Istanbul is the heart of business and cultural life, Ankara is Turkey’s capital. Istanbul recently became one of the biggest of the European region by hosting the biggest mall in and the fourth largest shopping center in the world. Foreign tourist arrivals increased substantially in Turkey between 2002 and 2005 which makes Turkey a top 10 in the world for foreign visitors.

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