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Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is an Eurasian country that occupies the entire peninsula of Anatolia in the extreme west of Asia and extends through Eastern Thrace (also known as Rumelia) in southeastern Europe. It is one of six independent states whose population is mostly Turkish. It borders eight countries: the northwest with Bulgaria, the west with Greece, the north-east with Georgia, Armenia and the enclave of Nakichevan of Azerbaijan, the east with Iran and the south-east with Iraq and Syria. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus lie to the south, the Aegean Sea to the southwest-west and the Black Sea to the north. The Sea of ​​Marmara, the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles (which together form the Turkish Straits) mark the border between Thrace and Anatolia and separate Europe from Asia.
From 1 March 2013, to enter Turkey in tourism, citizens from the EU only need to present their citizens' identity cards and pay a tourist visa that can be purchased upon entry into Turkey, border posts. This tourist stamp usually has a validity of 90 days for a period of six months and must always accompany the tourist. To avoid misplacement, it is recommended that it be affixed to a documentary medium (for example, a passport).
In no case should the stamp be allowed to expire, as this may involve a heavy fine.
- payment can be made with debit cards and credit cards;
- tour operators may request electronic group visas;
- visitors arriving in Turkey without visas can obtain electronic visas at interactive kiosks at Turkish airports;

You are advised to contact the Turkish Embassy or Consular Services in the traveler's country of residence.
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In tourist regions, many people speak English
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Turkey is one of the top tourist destinations in the world with breathtaking scenery and rich historical legacy. Explore Turkey's most popular holiday destinations, the beautiful coastline, spectacular icons, exciting events and cultural festivals. Plan your Turkey vacation with great accommodation offers, travel tips and a variety of things to see and do.

Turkey has 397 beaches and 22 marinas in total that are qualified with Blue Flag.

Discover which are the most beautiful beaches in Turkey, chosen by travel experts.

Turkey has 13 properties inscribed on the world heritage list, 54 properties named on the provisional list.

Turkey has some incredible works of nature that you can not see anywhere else in the world.

Turkey has a wide variety of nightlife and entertainment to choose from.

Turkey is bordered by four seas on three sides, covering a relatively large region in Asia and Europe.

Turkey is an important center for winter tourism, activities and attractions with its high-altitude snow-capped mountains all year round.

Travel to the largest ski resort in Turkey in Uludag and Palandoken or the oldest in Erciyes.

You can visit many religious sites and exclusive religious centers in Turkey, which are mosques, churches and synagogues.

Spoil yourself in time at a Turkish spa hotel, or spend a golfing holiday in the bright sunshine.

Discover the longest cave in Turkey, the Pinargozu Cave, and the deepest, the Cukurpinar Sinkhol.

You should not miss the top of the Ottoman tourist sites which are the most famous and notable in Turkey.

The top 10 most visited museums are linked to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Turkey.

A wide variety of fish species, coral reefs, shipwrecks and all other underwater beauties are waiting to welcome lovers of diving destinations with their turquoise crystal clear waters.
According to experts in gastronomy, the richest cuisines in the world are Turkish, French and Chinese. The abundance and diversity of food resources are the main reasons for Turkish cuisine's richness, which is accepted as an inseparable part of Turkey's tourism. The other reasons for this diversity are the coexistence of different nationalities and their reciprocal relations in the food culture. There are marked differences in food culture, variety of foods, and cooking techniques from one region to another. Turkish gastronomy is synonymous with vegetables, meats, pasta, eclectic dishes and mouth-watering desserts.
Winter is mild on the shores of the Aegean and the Mediterranean. However, in the central plateau of Anatolia, the winter is more rigorous, registering negative temperatures and frequent snow, in the months of November to February. In the months of June to September, especially on the Mediterranean coast, the temperatures are quite high.
Security in the main tourist centers or with a greater influx of public (Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya and Cappadocia) is not, in normal circumstances, particularly disturbing. However, special attention is paid to areas close to borders with countries in conflict.
Due to the recent poliomyelitis epidemic that has affected some countries, notably Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Tajikistan, all travelers traveling to these countries via Turkey will be required to provide proof of vaccination against this disease.
The sanitary network has deficiencies in the Anatolian plateau. Its quality is reasonable in the main tourist centers. Consumption of bottled water is advisable.
It is advisable to sign an insurance policy with a foreign insurance company that also covers medical expenses, including hospital admission.
Electricity and Telecommunications
The electricity is 230V and 50Hz.
It is advisable to have a universal adapter kit for the sockets.

There are no significant problems except indoors.
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