Turkey Country Guide
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The lands of Turkey, where Lacey & Co sell property, are located at a point
where the three continents making up the old world.
Turkey, known officially as the Republic of Turkey, is a Eurasian country that stretches
across the Anatolian peninsula in western Asia and Thrace (Rumelia) in the Balkan
region of southeastern Europe.
Turkey borders eight countries: Bulgaria to the northwest; Greece to the west, Georgia
to the northeast; Armenia, Azerbaijan (the exclave of Nakhichevan), and Iran to
the east; and Iraq and Syria to the southeast. The Mediterranean Sea and Cyprus
are to the south; the Aegean Sea and Archipelago are to the west; and the Black
Sea is to the north. Separating Anatolia and Thrace are the Sea of Marmara and the
Turkish Straits (the Bosporus and the Dardanelles), which are commonly reckoned
to delineate the border between Asia and Europe, thereby making Turkey transcontinental.
Due to its strategic location astride two continents, Turkey's culture has a unique
blend of Eastern and Western tradition. A powerful regional presence in the Eurasian
landmass with strong historic, cultural and economic influence in the area between
the European Union in the west and Central Asia in the east, Russia in the north
and the Middle East in the south, Turkey has come to acquire increasing strategic
Asia, Africa and Europe are closest to each other, and straddle the point where
Europe and Asia
Geographically, the country is located in the northern half of the hemisphere at
a point that is about halfway between the Equator and the North Pole, at a longitude
of 36 degrees N to 42 degrees N and a latitude of 26 degrees E to 45 degrees E.
Turkey is roughly rectangular in shape and is 1,660 kilometres wide.
Because of its geographical location the mainland of Anatolia has always found favour
throughout history, and is the birthplace of many great civilisations.
It has also been prominent as a centre of commerce because of its land connections
to three continents and the sea surrounding it on three sides.
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