Natural Sites in Turkey

Istanbul Prince Islands (Turkish name Adalar) The prince islands consist of four large islands; Büyükada – the largest island. Includes several historical places like; Ayia Yorgi Church, Ayios Dimitrios Church and Hamidiye Mosque. Heybeliada – the second largest island. Includes, Kamariotissa a Byzantine Church and the grave of the second English Ambassador to be sent…

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Historic and Cultural Sites in Turkey

ISTANBUL Hagia Sophia (Turkish name Ayasofya) Hagia Sophia was constructed in 537 and used as a Greek Orthodox Cathedral until 1204, and was the seat of the Patriarch of Constantinople. In 1204 – 1261 it was converted to be used as a Roman Catholic Cathedral under the Latin empire. From 1261 – 1453 it was…

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20 Tips to Know about Turkey

The currency in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TL). You are able to exchange many currencies easily all around Turkey. The easiest currencies to exchange are Euro (€) and Dollar ($). There are many exchange office’s located in the most central places all around the country to make things easy. When exchanging money or making…

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Popular Sports to do in Turkey

Outdoor Sports Trekking – Trekking can be done in many places around Turkey. In some places tours are organized in several locations so together with doing sports people have a chance to meet new people and have fun time. Some places include The Belgrad Forest (Istanbul), Sudüsen Waterfall (Yalova, Erikli Highlands (Yalova), Cenedağ Tepe Mountain…

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General Information About Turkey

Republic of Turkey Declaration of Republic – 29 October 1923 Capital city – Ankara Dialing code – +90 Anthem – İstiklal Marşı Language spoken – Turkish, Kurdish, English Currency – Turkish Lira ₺ Time – EET (UTC+2) Population – 77 million 695 thousand 904 (in 2014) Religion – Islam, Christian, Jewish   Turkey – Geography Turkey…

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