Modern-day Turkey is a marriage of the character of ancient Anatolian civilizations and the progressive secular democracy and reforms launched by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of the Turks.
The country is a fusion of vibrant Mediterranean cultures and the enchantment of the East; a combination of the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the international cities and the beautiful simplicity of village life.
Turkey is a land of legendary wealth and generosity: the home of Midas, who turned everything he touched to gold, the birthplace of St. Nicholas, bearer of gifts and tidings, the land of beautiful horses and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia and the birthplace of the Lycian on the land of light.
For all its extraordinary past, Turkey is a country on the move, in a hurry to become more modern and more prosperous. Turkey’s journey to the democratic and free market values of the modern world gives it respect and empathy for those now setting out on this marathon.
Today, Turkey is building on its reputation as an economic success story, a model of democracy, and a paradise for tourism. Thanks to its central location, in the region and on the world map, Turkey is in a unique position of strength to assist and work with its neighbors. Turkey plays a major role in the region, both economically and politically, and acts as a stable role model for the emerging countries.
As the geographic gateway between East and West, Turkey has for centuries been host to merchants, adventurers, artists, scientists- all traveling between Europe and Asia. It was here that the Silk Road ended and here too that the arts and sciences of East and West merged to produce layer upon layer of extraordinary cultures and civilizations. Come to Turkey and experience the famous Turkish hospitality and taste its cuisine.
Worldwide known Turkish hospitality is the strongest asset for the tourism in the country even before the cultural, historical and natural mosaic.