Gently sloping sandy beaches, turquoise coloured sea, guaranteed sunshine, luxury hotels, golf resorts and the pleasing manner and hospitality of locals make Turkey one of the most beloved holiday destinations in Europe. Especially the Turkish Riviera comprising the cities Kemer, Belek, Side and Alanya as well as the Aegean Region around Izmir are attracting tourists from all around the world. Almost one fifth of the Turkish population lives in one of the Metropolises Istanbul, Antalya or the capital city Ankara. Constantinople, the old name for Istanbul, is located on two continents parted by the strait of Bosporus. It is the cultural and economic centre of the country and whenever you are there, you should not miss to see the Hagia Sophia Mosque and the Topkapi Palace, the former residence and seat of the governing Sultan. Furthermore, you can visit diverse nature reserves or one of the 16 UNESCO cultural heritage sites. The most admired ones are for instance the city of Pergamon, the Roman city Ephesos or the chalk terraces in Pamukkale.
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