Turkey

An Exotic Land of Historic Treasures

Turkey is a friendly and welcoming country and you will experience incredible diversity in culture, history, beliefs and nature. You will be fascinated with the endless variety of churches, palaces and museums that Turkey has to offer.

Turkey embraces two continents – Asia and Europe. It is the legacy of 13 successive civilisations spanning 10,000 years. The city of Istanbul has been the capital of three successive empires. The former Byzantium was renamed Constantinople by Emperor Constantine when it became the capital of the Roman Empire. Captured by Mehmet the Conqueror, the city became the capital of the Ottoman Empire, assuming its present name – Istanbul.

Each empire has left a legacy of rich treasures and monuments attesting to Turkeys’ glorious past.

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