The gateway between the east and west, few countries claim a history and culture as vibrant as Turkey’s. Bordered by eight countries and lying between the Black and Mediterranean Sea, its land has been occupied and fought over by a myriad of past empires. The Hittites, Persians, Romans and Ottomans are just some of the ancient civilisations who enjoyed not just the strategic location of modern day Turkey, but its vast and otherworldly beauty. The country acts as living-breathing museum, a giant time capsule of ancient ruins, relics and places of worship that have helped document mankind throughout the ages.
Keywords:Turkey, asia, east, europe, islamic, istanbul, middle, muslim