Discovering Turkey: Culture, History, and Facts

It is a democratic republic born in 1923 after the fall of the Ottoman Empire as a result of the 1st World War.

It has a very broad and diverse culture, a mixture of Turkish, Ottoman and Western elements. Music and literature are a clear example of this crossroads of influences.

It preserves wonderful examples of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, of which the city of Istanbul is home to some of the most important.

  • Surface: 783,562 km2
  • Population: 75.600.000 hab.
  • Capital: Ankara
  • Official languages: Turco
  • Currency: Turkish lira
  • Time zone: EET (UTC+2) – EEST (UTC+3)
  • Internet domain: .tr
  • Telephone prefix: + 90
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