Turkey, or as called officially since 1923 the Republic of Turkey, is located between the Eastern Europe and the Western Asia. That’s why, Turkey is considered as Eurasian country, connecting Europe and Asia.

Turkey’s special location made it a target of many empires for ages like the ancient Hittites and the Ottomans. All these civilizations had left behind a rich and astonishing historical and archaeological heritage.

The country is extended over 780,580 sq. km and based on the United Nations latest estimation, Turkey has a current population of 79 million.

The capital of Turkey is Ankara. The currency is the Turkish Lira and the time is UTC+2

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