Monday, November 15, 2010


           Once the center of the Ottoman Empire, the modern secular republic was established in the 1920s by nationalist leader Kemal Atartuk. Turkiye as in the Turkey language means people who owned the land. Its landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and the palaces of the great empires. This is the land where Alexander The Great slashed the Gordon Knot, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer Iliad and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that shape the world.

            The country tumultuous history has left a deep legacy.People who have never had to suffer for an idea or fight for a patch of land can be overwhelmed by the passion of ordinary Turks for their country.But for ordinary Turks that passion finds its outlet, not in martial ardor, but in simple pleasures, family ,food, football and friendship. Turks have an inspiring ability to keep things in perspective, to get on with everyday life and to have a bloody good time in the process. Sharing their joy in the simple things in a highlight for every visitors.

            Turkey's location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia make it a country of significant geostrategic importance. The predominant religion in Turkey is Islam with small minorities of Christianity and Judaism. The country official  language is Turkish. Turkey's rich with an ancient cultural heritage. A country to visit and full in knowledge of the passed and history.

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