TURKEY

25 Great Things to do in Turkey!

-Bosporus is one of the world’s most beautiful and important straits. Among the must-see sites of Istanbul and adorned with lights on both sides, the amazing scenery of the Bosporus can be enjoyed by taking a refreshing boat excursion.

-Seafood lovers should not miss the opportunity to dine at the terrific fish restaurants located on the European and Asian sides of Istanbul in the districts Beylerbeyi, Anadolu Kavağı, Üsküdar, Tarabya, Sarıyer and Kuruçeşme.

– Cappadocia is one of nature’s most exquisite and unique regions worth sightseeing by taking a hot air balloon ride over the astonishing landscape at sunrise.

Visitors to the Turkish Riviera should not miss the chance to join a blue cruise tour along the azure shores of Bodrum, Fethiye, Marmaris, Kaş and Kalkan located by the fascinating Aegean and Mediterranean seas.

The significant sites of the Historical Peninsula, the famous Princes Islands, Çamlıca Hill and Beyoğlu are among the most recommendable attractions of Istanbul worth seeing before leaving the city.

Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Cosmopolitan Istanbul, on the Bosphorus Strait, is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia, with its soaring dome and Christian mosaics, the massive 17th-century Blue Mosque and the circa-1460 Topkapı Palace, former home of sultans. Ankara is Turkey’s modern capital.
Capital: Ankara
Currency: Turkish lira
Neighboring countries: Syria, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia

Turkish, also referred to as Istanbul Turkish, is the most widely spoken of the Turkic languages, with around 10–15 million native speakers in Southeast Europe (mostly in East Thrace) and 60–65 million native speakers in Western Asia (mostly in Anatolia). Outside of Turkey, smaller groups of speakers exist in Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Northern Cyprus (only recognized by Turkey), Greece, the Caucasus, and other parts of Europe and Central Asia.

Turkish lira

The official currency of the Republic of Turkey is Turkish lira. The Turkish Lira is divided into subunits called kuruş. Paper currency comes in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL money notes and metal currency comes in 5, 10, 25, and 50 kuruş and 1Lira coin money.
Images of the founding father of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk take place on the front face of money notes while the back sides depict prominent names and places of Turkish culture.
Currencies of foreign countries can be converted into Turkish Lira at exchange offices and banks in accordance with the daily exchange rate determined by the Turkish Central Bank.
Apart from Turkish Lira, strong currencies such as U.S. Dollar and Euro are widely accepted by large shopping centers, hotels and restaurants.
It is advisable, however, that you carry some Turkish Lira with you at all times for your own convenience.

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