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Turkey is fascinating – one of our favorite places in the world!

Its rich history includes the powerful Ottoman empire. The attractions are exotic (think Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace). And Turkish cuisine is some of the tastiest in the world (we love all the mezzes).

Quick Turkey travel information

Turkey Travel Information

About: Covering an area of 302,450 sq. miles (783,500 sq. km), Turkey is located mainly in western Asia (but Istanbul straddles both Europe and Asia and much of the Turkish coast hugs the Mediterranean Sea)

Population: 84 million

Currency: The Turkish lira (see current exchange rates)

Language: Turkish, but many people in the tourism sector speak English too

Turkey trip planning: Find airplane and hotel booking tips (plus other useful info) in our Resources guide

One of the best places to go on holiday

Turkey consistently ranks as one of the top 10 most visited countries in the world!

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