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About Turkey

    Where is Turkey?

    Flag of Turkey Southeastern Europe and Southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria

    Capital: Ankara Coordinates: 39° 55" North, 32° 52" East
    Map of Turkey

    What is the Turkey weather like?

    Temperate; hot, dry summers with mild, wet winters; harsher in interior

    Traveling to Turkey

    Traveling by air

    There are 98 airports in Turkey, 91 of which are paved.

    There are 20 heliports in Turkey.


    Traveling by car

    There are 385,748 Km of highways in Turkey.


    Traveling by water

    There are 1,200 Km of waterways in Turkey.

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Aliaga, Ambarli, Diliskelesi, Eregli, Izmir, Kocaeli (Izmit), Mersin (Icel), Limani, Yarimca

    container port(s) (TEUs): Ambarli (2,121,549), Mersin (Icel) (1,126,866)

    LNG terminal (import): Izmir Aliaga, Marmara Ereglisi.


    Traveling by train

    There are 12,008 Km of railways in Turkey.